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Senior Police Officer Elmer Basco Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Georgia

Senior Police Officer

Elmer Basco "Buddy" Christian, III

Athens-Clarke County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # 2370

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .40 caliber

Offender: In custody

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Senior Police Officer Buddy Christian was shot and killed while responding to an incident where another officer had been shot and wounded at an apartment complex on Sycamore Drive in Athens.

Multiple officers were investigating a carjacking and kidnapping incident when one officer stopped a vehicle owned by a relative of the carjacking suspect. The suspect exited the vehicle and shot and wounded the officer twice before fleeing on foot.

Officer Christian had just responded to the area when he encountered the suspect. The suspect shot and killed Officer Christian through the window of his patrol vehicle. The suspect fled the scene and remained at large until he was apprehended three days later.

Senior Police Officer Christian is survived by his wife, two children, his parents, and a brother.

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Buddy will never be forgotten, A true hero as the rest of the ACCPD community and other police officers. Rest in peace and stay a wonderful person in Heaven,

We all love you dearly, Thank you for your service and dedication when you were here with us. All my regards go to your family and blue family.

Daughter of ACCPD Officer.
June 18, 2015


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