Detective Kristen Nicole Hearne

Detective Kristen Nicole Hearne

Polk County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, September 29, 2017

Kristen Nicole Hearne

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 served in law enforcement for 10 years. Her tenure included the Floyd County Sheriff's Department and later the Polk County Police Department for five years. She is survived by her husband and 3-year-old son, her parents, brothers, stepmother, and grandparents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 844

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

ambush, no vest, stolen vehicle

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We just learned of the death of our community partner, Detective Hearne. We had offered our assistance to her and Polk County Police in the matters surround the untimely death of 12 year old Katelyn Nicole Davis some months ago. Detective Hearne was a caring professional and dedicated to her community and it's families, not just her own.

We extend our deepest condolences to her family in life, policing, and community.

Founder, Rev. Paul W. J. Irwin Internet Safety

November 28, 2017

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