Increasing numbers of police officers are leaving a suburban Atlanta county, and many of them say low pay is the reason. Former Gwinnett County officer Mike Puglise said the numbers are alarming. He said the county is also losing the experience and training of the officers who leave.
The Georgia State Patrol is set to honor the first state trooper to die in the line of duty with a memorial in Macon. Officials say Georgia State Trooper Sgt. William Frederick Black Jr. is being honored with a memorial Wednesday at the Interstate 16 and Ocmulgee East Boulevard interchange in Macon.
Georgia sheriffs are working to reduce the number of traffic crashes involving officers responding to emergency calls. So their state association bought two high-tech simulators and state training officials are developing a new program to reinforce driving skills and safety.
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles Monday will hear from supporters and opponents of Troy Davis' execution. The state is set to put the condemned prisoner to death on Wednesday for the 1989 fatal shooting of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. A UGA Law School professor says, there's too much doubt in Davis' case to carry out an irreversible sentence.