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Hundreds line streets, fill church to honor slain Locust Grove police officer 

Law enforcement officers from around Georgia were among the hundreds at the funeral Saturday honoring one of their own. 

Locust Grove police Officer Chase Maddox, 26, was killed Feb. 9 while assisting Henry County deputies serving an arrest warrant. Four days after Maddox was killed, his wife delivered the couple’s second son. Saturday morning, Alex Maddox and her two boys were seated in the front row at the funeral along with other family members.

A funeral procession began at the Locust Grove police department and traveled to Glen Haven Baptist Church in McDonough. When the sanctuary was filled, a second auditorium and gymnasium at the church allowed others to watch a livestream of the service. 

“Rest in peace, Officer Chase Maddox,” Locust Grove police Chief Jesse Patton said. “We’ll take it from here.”

Read and sign the online guestbook for Officer Chase Maddox

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Find more on Officer Maddox’s funeral at myajc.com. 

Officers carry the ashes of slain officer Chase Maddox during his funeral service Saturday. (HYOSUB SHIN / AJC)

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