“I assure you, we’re coming to find you,” Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett said Friday afternoon during a news conference, joined by a host of county officials and members of the Georgia State Patrol.
Scandrett announced the $30,000 reward, saying some of it came from NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, who was named the director of community relations for the sheriff’s office earlier this year.
The officer, later identified as 38-year-old Paramhans Desai, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and remained in critical condition Saturday, police said. He’s a veteran officer who also worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections and DeKalb County police. He is married with two small children.
A GBI spokeswoman confirmed the agency is assisting in the investigation, but the incident has not been classified an officer-involved shooting.
Jackson is about 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. His Honda has Georgia license plate RXF0384.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jackson is asked to call 911 or Henry County non-emergency dispatch at 770-957-9121. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.