Hundreds turn out to honor slain Georgia officer

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) – Hundreds of people turned out to pay their last respects to a Georgia police officer shot and killed with his best friend and fellow officer last week.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports Sunday that a horse-drawn carriage carried the body of Americus police officer Nicholas Smarr.

Smarr and Jody Smith, an officer with Georgia Southwestern State University, were shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call Wednesday in Americus. Authorities say the suspected shooter died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a manhunt.

Americus Police Chief Mark Scott spoke at the funeral. He says that after Smarr was shot, he performed CPR on his wounded friend until Smarr died. Smith died a day later at a hospital.

Smith’s funeral’s services have not been announced.

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