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Officer Injured In Gun Battle Released from Hospital

Atlanta Journal Constitution via YellowBrix

March 29, 2011

ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities say the police officer wounded in a gun battle in Athens has been released from the hospital.

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Police Officer Tony Howard (right) is shown with Oxford Police Chief Rick Stubbs in this 2001 photo.

WGCL-TV reports that Athens-Clarke County Senior Officer Tony Howard continues to improve after his release from the hospital.

Officials say 33-year-old Jamie Hood, who is charged with killing Athens-Clarke County Senior Office Elmer “Buddy” Christian and wounding Howard, waived an initial court hearing Monday. His attorney did not return phone calls.

Police staged a manhunt in the Athens area for days before Hood turned himself in on Friday.

Athens Police Capt. Clarence Holeman said Hood is also a “possible suspect” in the killing of Kenneth Omari Wray, a county public works employee who was gunned down outside his home on Dec. 28.


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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50896 Comments

    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery brother.

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    dolphinblue

    over 3 years ago

    42984 Comments

    Prayers for continued full recovery.

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    Rscheiterle

    over 3 years ago

    1822 Comments

    Pyrayers for a full and speedy recovery

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    T_9

    over 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    Keep strong sir. You are blessed to still be with us, take each step knowing that we are supporting you.

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    BlueKnight4023

    over 3 years ago

    820 Comments

    Rest in Peace "Buddy" & good luck Officer Howard on your recovery & rehabilitation!

    May god bless your families too!

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    delta425

    over 3 years ago

    226 Comments

    Have a quick recover so that you can get back on the job and save more lives

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    EOD300

    over 3 years ago

    2278 Comments

    Speedy recovery, Brother...

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    K9_91

    over 3 years ago

    19896 Comments

    Wishing the officer a quick mend.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    42870 Comments

    Speedy recovery Officer Howard.

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    jims4

    over 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    One step closer to returning to what he does best...protecting us all from evil. Get Well Soon Officer Howard.

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