Bio & Incident Details
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Chief James Emerson was shot and killed while investigating the sound of a gunshot while on routine patrol.
He heard the shot as he drove through a residential area of the city and turned around to investigate. He observed a man standing on a porch holding a shotgun and told him to stop. The man then fired at Chief Emerson, killing him.
The killer was arrested a short time later following a manhunt involving several agencies.
Chief Emerson had previously served with the Sylvester Police Department and Bainbridge Police Departments.