COBB COUNTY, Ga. – According to Cobb County Sheriff Craig D. Owens, two Cobb County Sheriff’s Officer deputies were ‘ambushed’ and killed Thursday evening while attempting to serve a warrant.
The warrant that the two deputies were serving was for failure to appear by theft of deception.
According to reports, the deputies approached a home near John Ward Hampton Glen Drive, about a mile from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, to serve a warrant. After no one answered the door, the two Cobb deputies began walking back to their patrol car.
While all the details have not been released yet, what we do know is that a vehicle pulled up, and the driver reportedly fired shots at the deputies. What is currently unclear is if the other perpetrator was already in the home or the vehicle with the other suspect. After the fires were shot, the suspects barricaded themselves in the residence. This led to hours-long stand down with SWAT teams, eventually apprehending both perpetrators. (11 Alive; WSB-TV Atlanta)
The two deputies were reportedly taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone. Unfortunately, two wives lost their husbands that night.
These deaths are the first line-of-duty losses for the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office in 30 years. The names of the two deputies and suspects have not been released yet.