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Athens Officer Laid To Rest

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Officer Buddy Christian

Over two thousand people, many members of the law enforcement community,  gathered Sunday to celebrate the life of Athens Police Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian.

Christian was killed Tuesday while investigating a car-jacking when he was allegedly shot by Jamie Hood.  33 year old Hood also allegedly shot Officer Tony Howard, who suffered a severe injury and is recuperating from surgery. During the ceremony Pastor Randy Crowe said the death of Officer Christian was a tremendous loss.

Hear Pastor Crowe:

After several days of eluding police, Jamie Hood voluntarily turned himself into police on live television Friday night.

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