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Correctional Officer Christopher Monica | Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

Correctional Officer

Christopher Monica

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: In custody

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Correctional Officer Christopher Monica and Correctional Officer Curtis Billue were shot and killed after being attacked by two inmates in Putnam County, Georgia.

The officers were transporting 33 prisoners between Hancock State Prison and Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison at approximately 5:45 am. Two of the inmates attacked the officers as the transport bus drove along Route 16, between Eatonton and Sparta. One of the inmates was able to disarm one of the officers and then shot them both. The prisoners stole both officers' service weapons and carjacked a passing car before fleeing.

Both subjects fled the scene and remained at large for several days. On June 15th, 2017, they were captured in Rutherford County, Tennessee, following a vehicle pursuit in which they fired at two deputies. The men fled to a nearby home in an attempt to steal another vehicle but were captured by the homeowner and a neighbor who held them at gunpoint until responding officers took them into custody.

Officer Monica had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for eight years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two grandchildren, and sister.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier
Georgia Department of Corrections
7 MLK Jr Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: (404) 656-9772

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Correctional Officer Curtis Billue
Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Cause: Gunfire

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