Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 2370
Incident Date: 3/22/2011
Weapon: Handgun; .40 caliber
Suspect: In custody
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.