Two deputies were slain on Thursday night while executing arrest warrants in a hamlet close to Marietta. Let’s see who is Jonathan Koleski and Marshall Ervin, why they killed, and What happened to Georgia deputies in detail
Georgia Deputies Jonathan Koleski and Marshall Ervin, Jr. perished while apprehending a man wanted for theft, according to Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens. On Friday, the suspects Christopher Cook and Christopher Golden appeared in court to hear their accusations.
The two deputies were called to the house that evening after Cook was accused of the alleged theft. Aggravated assault on a police officer and homicide are each charged twice against Golden. Law enforcement organizations across the state responded to the fatal incident. On Friday, the flags were at half-staff in front of the sheriff’s official visitor center.
What happened to the deputies?
The names of the two Georgia sheriff’s officers who were fatally shot this week while executing an arrest warrant were released on Friday. Marshall Ervin, Jr. and Jonathan Koleski, two Cobb County Sheriff’s Deputies, were slain on Thursday at a residence in the Marietta neighborhood while apprehending a suspect wanted for larceny, according to the sheriff’s office.
Christopher Cook and Christopher Golden, the accused, were apprehended after a standoff with law enforcement that lasted over four hours. Golden was charged with two charges of aggravated assault on an officer and murder, while Cook was charged with the alleged theft. Father of two, Ervin Jr., 38, joined the sheriff’s department in 2012. Also a 42-year-old American, Koleski
a 2007 hire at the sheriff’s office and former soldier.
Owens said the deputies knocked on the door and rang the doorbell but no one answered. As the deputies were returning to their patrol car, a vehicle drove up and someone from inside the vehicle opened fire on them. It is unclear if both suspects were in the vehicle when the shooting began. The sheriff said the deputies were able to alert dispatchers of the shooting. A standoff between the suspects and law enforcement ensued, and Cook and Golden were eventually taken into custody.
Who were the Cobb County deputies?
Koleski, according to Owens, joined the sheriff’s office in 2007 and is 42 years old. In 2012, Ervin Jr., a 38-year-old father of two, joined the sheriff’s department. The sheriff described them as “great individuals, men of character and integrity, family members, adored by their family and kids.” According to Owens, he spoke to the wives of both deputies. They are devastated, just like we all are, added Owens.
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