Cybersecdn-Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Spalding County Judge Rhonda Kreuziger have spoken out about the recent shooting death of a deputy in Spalding County. The deputy, whose name has not been released, was shot and killed while responding to a call on December 30, 2023.
Governor Kemp expressed his condolences to the family of the deputy and praised the bravery of law enforcement officers across the state. He also called for swift justice for the perpetrator of the crime.
Judge Kreuziger echoed Governor Kemp’s sentiments, saying that the shooting was a tragedy for the entire community. She also expressed her support for the family of the deputy and law enforcement officers across the state.
The shooting is currently under investigation by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. No further details have been released at this time. According to Darrell Dix, the sheriff of Spalding County, Harper’s wife had been threatened by him, prompting her to phone 911 and report the incident.
Harper has a history of mental health issues, and deputies had been to his house in the past on many occasions; in January of 2021, for example, he barricaded himself without firing firearms. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.