Sheriff’s Department receives Certificate of Commendation

Special to The Times

On July 21, 2015, officers with the Henry County Police Department along with a deputy with the Henry County Sheriff’s Department received a Certificate of Commendation from Henry County Police Chief Keith Nichols. Sheriff Keith McBrayer was also on hand for the presentation.

L. to r.: Sheriff Keith McBrayer, Officer Khiry Thomas, Agent Erin Combs, Deputy Isaiah Harmon, Officer Rebecca Enslow, Detective Dwayne Harrison, Chief Keith Nichols, Agent John Gleason, and Officer Dan Shelley. Special photo

The first incident took place on May 15, 2015, where a shooting occurred behind Eagle’s Landing High School. After an extensive investigation, a suspect was identified. Members from the Henry County CAGE Unit along with detectives located the suspect. While under surveillance, the suspect left in a vehicle that was being driven by a female. When agents stopped the vehicle, the suspect fled on foot and a chase ensued. The suspect drew a weapon but dropped it while running. The suspect was apprehended without injury to officers or himself. The female driver was also arrested for aiding and abetting a fugitive. It was then determined that the vehicle was used in an armed robbery in the city of McDonough where the male had been identified as a suspect. The members who received the award were Agent Erin Combs, Agent John Gleason, Detective Dwayne Harrison, and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Isaiah Harmon.

The second incident took place On June 16, 2015, when an accident occurred on I-75 North where a vehicle overturned several times and left the roadway. The vehicle came to rest in a creek bed. The 60 year old female driver was entangled in her seatbelt and submerged in water. The officers were able to extricate the driver from her vehicle and bring her to safety. The quick response by these officers helped prevent the driver from drowning. The officers who received the reward were Khiry Thomas, Rebecca Enslow, and Dan Shelly.

Congratulations to these officers on a job well done.