Detective Kristen HearneRest in Peace Sis…We Got The Watch
Polk County Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Friday, September 29, 2017
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 844
Detective Kristen Hearne was shot and killed as she and another officer responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Highway 100 and Santa Claus Road.
As the officers arrived at the location they were ambushed by a male subject. Detective Hearne, who was not wearing a vest, was fatally wounded. The second officer was struck in the vest and was wounded.
A female subject was taken into custody at the scene. The male subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later after a massive manhunt and charged with murder.
Detective Hearne had served with the Polk County Police Department for five years. She is survived by her husband and 3-year-old child.
Nemo me impune lacessit
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.