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Detective Kristen Hearne | Polk County Police Department, Georgia Polk County Police Department, Georgia


Kristen Hearne

Polk County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, September 29, 2017

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 844

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Charged with murder

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Detective Kristen Hearne was shot and killed as she and another officer responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Highway 100 and Santa Claus Road.

As the officers arrived at the location they were ambushed by a male subject. Detective Hearne, who was not wearing a vest, was fatally wounded. The second officer was struck in the vest and was wounded.

A female subject was taken into custody at the scene. The male subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later after a massive manhunt and charged with murder.

Detective Hearne had served with the Polk County Police Department for five years. She is survived by her husband and 3-year-old child.

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

Chief of Police Kenny Dodd
Polk County Police Department
73 Clines Ingram Jackson Road
Cedartown , GA 30125

Phone: (770) 748-7331

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My Prayers go out to Detective Hearnes family. I will continue to pray for you. There are no words that anyone can say but I hope her family can find comfort in knowing she did her job that she chose because Im sure she loved it just as all of us officers do. RIP my Sister. Now you will Guard the gates of Heaven and get the rest you surly deserve.

October 16, 2017


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