Donate blood to honor fallen Gwinnett police officer at memorial drive

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is honoring a police officer who was killed in the line of duty with a blood drive Tuesday.

Officer Antwan Toney, 30, was killed while on duty with the Gwinnett County Police Department in October. He was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle near a school when 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard fatally shot him, according to police. Maynard was killed by police after a two-day manhunt.

The sheriff’s office has scheduled the Feb. 26 blood drive in Toney’s memory. Donors can go to the sheriff’s office headquarters (which is in the same facility as the Gwinnett County Detention Center) between noon and 6 p.m. to give blood. Blood will be taken in classrooms B and C of the building. The building is located at 2900 University Parkway in Lawrenceville.

Photo ID is required, and you can schedule an appointment to donate at with sponsor keyword GCSO or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

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