Information & Updates from Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office

  • OFFICER DOWN - Deputy Sheriff Colt Eugene Allery of the Rolette County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota End of Watch: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Deputy Sheriff Colt Allery was shot and killed following a vehicle pursuit of a stolen vehicle that ended in the area of 89th Street and BIA Road 7 near Belcourt, North Dakota. Deputies and an officer from the Rolla Police Department located the vehicle after being alerted to its location by a remote monitoring company. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and led officers on a pursuit until the car was remotely disabled on a gravel road by the monitoring company. As the vehicle came to a stop the occupant engaged the officers in a shootout in which he and Deputy Allery were both killed. A second officer was wounded in the shooting. Deputy Allery had served with the Rolette County Sheriff's Office for three months and had served in law enforcement for three years. He had previously served with the Rolla Police Department and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Police Department. #gilmersheriff

    20 hours ago

  • ***TRAVEL ALERT - 2-car motor vehicle accident on Old. Hwy. 5 South in the area of Liberty Baptist Church. All lanes are shut down at this time. 2:32 pm #gilmersheriff

    23 hours ago

  • OFFICER DOWN - SHERIFF Steve Ackerman of the Lea County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico End of Watch: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Sheriff Steve Ackerman was killed in a single vehicle crash on Highway 285, near Encino, in Torrance County. He was driving to Santa Fe on official business to join other sheriffs from throughout the state as they met with the state legislature. Sheriff Ackerman had served with the Lea County Sheriff's Office for 14 years and had previously served with the Lea County Detention Center for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and children. #gilmersheriff

    January 19

  • ***TRAVEL ALERT - One-car motor vehicle accident on Hwy. 282 approximately 8 miles out, area of Snowbird Trail. All lanes are shut down at this time. 9:49 pm #gilmersheriff

    January 18

  • Please drive slow when highway is wet. Another wreck this morning coming down the mountain hwy 282 Gilmer into Murray County at the curves. Rescue, EMS and police working it this morning around 7.

    January 18

  • OFFICER DOWN - Detective Steven McDonald of the New York City Police Department, New York End of Watch: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years earlier. Detective McDonald was on foot patrol in Central Park, in the area of East Drive near Fifth Avenue and 107th Street, when he encountered a group of teenagers he believed were preparing to commit a robbery. He and his partner split up and started to follow the teens. Detective McDonald stopped them near the boathouse on Harlem Meer. As he questioned the teens one of them drew a concealed .22 caliber revolver and fired, striking Detective McDonald in the head and neck. Detective McDonald was transported to a local hospital where it was determined that his wounds had caused paralysis. After a lengthy rehabilitation, Detective McDonald was able to return home. He was confined to a wheelchair and needed the assistance of a machine to breathe. The subject who shot him was paroled on September 6th, 1995. Three days later he was killed in a motorcycle accident. On January 10th, 2017, Detective McDonald died as a direct result of complications from the gunshot wounds. Detective McDonald is survived by his wife and son, who followed in his father's footsteps, joining the New York City Police Department, earning his detective shield, and eventually earning a promotion to sergeant. Detective McDonald served with the New York City Police Department for 31 years and was assigned to the Central Park Precinct. #gilmersheriff

    Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years earlier.

    Detective Steven McDonald died as a result of gunshot wounds he received 31 years earlier.

    January 17

  • REWARD! Missing since Dec 29th 2016- Last seen at the Dollar General intersection of Big Creek Rd and 52 East. He's a Basset Beagle Mix, 9 year old neutered male with a blue collar. #gilmersheriff #GCSOmissingpets

    REWARD! 
Missing since Dec 29th 2016- Last seen at the Dollar General intersection of Big Creek Rd and 52 East. He's a Basset Beagle Mix, 9 year old neutered male with a blue collar.

#gilmersheriff 
#GCSOmissingpets

    January 16

  • ***FYI - The Gilmer Co. Sheriff's Office administrative offices, as well as the Gilmer Co. Courthouse and other county offices, will be CLOSED Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. As always, if you have an emergency dial 911, or if you have a non-emergency request, dial our non-emergency number to request a Deputy at 706-635-8911. #gilmersheriff

    January 16

  • If this big boy is yours, he can be found wandering around and sleeping in the parking lot area across from Clocktower Crossing (car wash shopping area). #gilmersheriff #GCSOmissingpets

    If this big boy is yours, he can be found wandering around and sleeping in the parking lot area across from Clocktower Crossing (car wash shopping area).

#gilmersheriff 
#GCSOmissingpets

    January 14

  • Found. N Bull Gap road area. Female. 706-636-3472 #gilmersheriff #GCSOmissingpets

    Found. N Bull Gap road area. Female.
706-636-3472

#gilmersheriff 
#GCSOmissingpets

    January 14

EMERGENCY: 911

NON-EMERGENCY:
706-635-8911

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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