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Posted: 3/24/2006 11:43:00 AM EDT
Georgia Officer Shot, Killed


Updated: March 24th, 2006 09:25 AM EDT


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TIM STURROCK
Telegram Staff Writer via Knight Ridder


Five people have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Bibb County deputy, who died this morning while executing a search warrant, authorities said.

Deputy Joseph Whitehead, 36, was shot at a house on Atherton Street sometime before 1:30 a.m. and died at The Medical Center of Central Georgia, authorities said.

Antron Dawayne Fair, 21, Damon Antwon Jolly, 20, Cynthia Greene, 20, Thomas Mason Porter Jr., 22, and a fifth person all were charged with murder, according to police.

Deputies were fired upon by occupants of the house, and though the deputies were wearing protective vests, Whitehead was fatally shot in the face, sheriff's Capt. David Davis said.

Whitehead was pronounced dead sometime after 2 a.m., officials said.

Davis said investigators found drugs and guns inside the home during the search.

The squad serves warrants every week, sometimes several times a week, Davis said.

"There's nothing routine in something like this. This is just what they do," Davis said of the searches.

Davis said as a matter of policy, the way the search was conducted will be examined.

"Any time something like this happens it has to be looked at from every angle," he said.

Davis called the situation tragic.

"This deputy and the ones with him, they are on the front lines protecting the citizens," Davis said. "He was an excellent officer all the way. Every section he has worked in he's done a excellent job."

The Georgia Senate observed a moment of silence Thursday morning for the slain deputy, according to the Associated Press.

"They put their lives on the line every day," Sen. Robert Brown, D-Macon, told the AP. "We have a very serious problem with drugs and the violence that is associated with it in our community in Bibb County. This is just one example of how precarious their lives are."

Macon Telegraph

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:01:22 PM EDT
Very sorry to hear this.

May God Bless his soul, and protect his family.

Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:03:04 PM EDT
Prayer sent for Deputy Whitehead and his family.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:03:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:06:14 PM EDT


I think we still have the death penalty in GA. Might be a good time for it.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:07:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By redfisher:
Very sorry to hear this.

May God Bless his soul, and protect his family.

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Antron Dawayne Fair, 21, Damon Antwon Jolly, 20, Cynthia Greene, 20, Thomas Mason Porter Jr., 22, and a fifth person all were charged with murder, according to police.


The chair. Fast. Now.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:07:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:23:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By geerhed:

Originally Posted By redfisher:
Very sorry to hear this.

May God Bless his soul, and protect his family.

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Antron Dawayne Fair, 21, Damon Antwon Jolly, 20, Cynthia Greene, 20, Thomas Mason Porter Jr., 22, and a fifth person all were charged with murder, according to police.


The chair. Fast. Now.



Stand them all in a row and time for a 45-70 edition of Thugs-of-thuth.
Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:26:55 PM EDT





Link Posted: 3/24/2006 12:36:36 PM EDT
RIP Deputy.
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