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Albany Georgia, police officer killed ...so sad
Albany police officer killed when car crashes into tree during chase, burns; 2 men charged | The Republic
ALBANY, Ga. — An Albany police officer was killed Friday when her cruiser crashed into a tree and burned during a pursuit of two robbery suspects, officials said.
Officer Terry Lewis-Flemming, 36, died in the wreck, Police Chief John Proctor told The Albany Herald (Albany Herald | Officer dies during chase ). She leaves behind a husband of six months and three children. Another officer, Gregory Batson, was injured.
Police arrested two men, Kentrell Bernard Butler and Wesley Martavi Wilkerson, both 22, after the chase and charged them with felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault and firearms offenses. Both men were ordered held without bond at an arraignment hearing Saturday, said Uwanna Wooden, a detention officer for the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office. It was not clear whether they had defense attorneys.
Authorities said the chase started when police officers received a report that armed men were robbing the Consolidated Finance Co.
As police cruisers chased the suspects in a Chevrolet Tahoe, Lewis-Flemming and Batson's cars collided. Lewis-Flemming's cruiser careened into a tree and burst into flames.
As the chase continued, the driver of the Tahoe rammed other patrol cars, lost control, hit a tree and flipped over, according to a police report. Officers reported finding a gun and cash after arresting the suspects.
The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck that killed Lewis-Flemming.
"She was doing what she loved best — serving her community," Proctor said. "We lost a fine person and one of our finest officers doing the job she wished to do."
10-31-11, 07:12 PM #2
Rest In Peace my Sister. May God grant you eternal rest and may He also look over your family and grant them peace now, in their most extreme moment of sorrow.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”
11-08-11, 02:33 PM #3
Trumpet Call , As The Sun , Sinks In Fright
Sleep In Peace , Comrade Dear
GOD Is Near
Rest in peace , Ofc. Lewis-Flemming. Condolences to family , friends and colleagues.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
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