The Wilkes County Emergency Services Facebook page posted a statement on the incident, which said, in part:
“Wilkes County EMS/EMA extends our deepest sympathy to the Glascock County Sheriff Department with the loss of Deputy Joshua Ryer, Jr. Deputy Ryer, who was only 19, was killed in our county today while on duty. ... Please join us in extending sympathy to his family and work family.”
AJC.com has reached out to the Glascock County Sheriff’s Office for more information.
Gibson, which is the county seat of Glascock County, is about 125 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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