Information & Updates from Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office

  • It saddens us to report the loss of the second law enforcement officer from Americus, GA, who has succumbed to his injuries from being shot at a domestic call on Dec. 7th. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected in Americus... OFFICER DOWN - Public Safety Officer Jody Smith of the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Public Safety, Georgia End of Watch: Thursday, December 8, 2016 Public Safety Officer Jody Smith and Police Officer Nicholas Smarr, of the Americus Police Department, were shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence incident at a local apartment complex at South Lee Street and Country Club Drive, near the Georgia Southwestern State University. Officer Smith, who was nearby, also responded to backup Officer Smarr at approximately 9:40 am. As they arrived at the scene they encountered an armed subject who opened fire on them. Both officers were transported to a nearby hospital where Officer Smarr died. Officer Smith was flown to a hospital in Macon where he died the following day. The suspect fled the scene but was found deceased the following day following a SWAT raid of a residence. Officer Smith had served with the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Public Safety for four months. He had previously served with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office and Plains Police Department. "When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder #gilmersheriff

    December 09

  • Is the burn ban lifted now for outdoor fire pits?

    December 08

  • December 08

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    Breaking News: Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, who was wanted in a shooting that killed a police officer and wounded another in Americus, Ga., was found dead, police chief tells Fox 5.

    Breaking News: Minguell Kennedy Lembrick, who was wanted in a shooting that killed a police officer and wounded another in Americus, Ga., was found dead, police chief tells Fox 5.

    December 08

  • Bundle up!! #gilmersheriff

    Colder air will be moving into the area today and into the weekend, with the coldest temperatures on Saturday. #gawx

    Colder air will be moving into the area today and into the weekend, with the coldest temperatures on Saturday. #gawx

    December 08

  • The GBI, FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Peach County Sheriff's Office, Byron Georgia Police Department, and Fort Valley Department of Public Safety are offering a $30,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to the arrest of Minquell Lembrick. Prayers for our brothers and sisters in blue in Americus, Georgia for the loss of one of their own today. We also offer prayers to the officer still in critical condition. #gilmersheriff #BackTheBlue

    The GBI, FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Peach County Sheriff's Office, Byron Georgia Police Department, and Fort Valley Department of Public Safety are offering a $30,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to the arrest of Minquell Lembrick.

    The GBI, FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Peach County Sheriff's Office, Byron Georgia Police Department, and Fort Valley Department of Public Safety are offering a $30,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to the arrest of Minquell Lembrick.

    December 07

  • Thank You Deputy Davis for taking time to help us with our mystery flat tire! I've never had a stem break off in my hand like that. And what a great opportunity to teach our children that police officers are our neighbors and our friends ; in peace and in our times of need.

    December 07

  • OFFICER DOWN - Police Officer Nicholas Smarr of the Americus Police Department, Georgia End of Watch: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Police Officer Nicholas Smarr was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic violence incident. Officer Smarr responded to a call of of domestic violence at an apartment complex near the Georgia Southwestern University campus. A GSU officer responded as backup. When the officers arrived, they were shot by the domestic violence suspect. Officer Smarr died from his wounds, and the GSU officer was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The suspect fled the scene and remains at large. "When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder #gilmersheriff

    Police Officer Nicholas Smarr was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic violence incident.

    Police Officer Nicholas Smarr was shot and killed after responding to a report of a domestic violence incident.

    December 07

  • OFFICER DOWN - Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thomas of the Valencia County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico End of Watch: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thomas was killed in a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Manzano Expressway and South Del Oro Loop at approximately 9:00 pm. He was responding to a call for service when his patrol car left the roadway and overturned. He suffered fatal injuries when he was ejected from the patrol car. Deputy Thomas had served with the Valencia County Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his expectant wife and one child. "When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder #gilmersheriff

    December 07

  • OFFICER DOWN - Trooper Frankie Williams of the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey End of Watch: Monday, December 5, 2016 Trooper Frankie Williams was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle on Route 55, near milepost 22, in Millville. He was responding to a call for service when the other vehicle crossed the grass median of the highway and collided with his patrol car. He was flown to Cooper University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The subject in the vehicle that struck his patrol car was also killed. Trooper Williams had served with the New Jersey State Police for only 11 months. "When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." -Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder #gilmersheriff

    Trooper Frankie Williams was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle on Route 55, near milepost 22, in Millville.

    Trooper Frankie Williams was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle on Route 55, near milepost 22, in Millville.

    December 06

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Gilmer County Georgia Sheriff's Office
1 Broad Street, Suite #103
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
phone: 706-635-4162

Sheriff Stacy L. Nicholson

Information & Updates

Deputy Brett C. Dickey
End of Watch: February 13, 1996

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