GPD: Gunfire, standoff ends without serious injury

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department Special Response Team (SRT) on Sunday was activated in response to a standoff following multiple calls reporting shots fired. According to a police report filed by GPD Officer Tyler Farrell, the incident occurred at 738 S. 9th St., after Spalding E911 reported receiving three calls referring to […]

SCSO personnel receive SWAT training; agency’s first ever SRT established

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has established its first Special Response Team (SRT). From April 10 through 14, 13 SCSO personnel attended Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) training at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office that included team movement, dynamic and methodical entry and building clearing techniques, hostage rescue, critical incident […]

Sunday standoff with barricaded subject ends without injury

SUBMITTED ::: A standoff with a Spalding County woman who allegedly assaulted her husband before barricading herself inside their home Sunday morning came to a conclusion hours later following a response by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and Griffin Police Department. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 9:32 a.m. […]