New York Yankees send flowers to slain Polk County officer’s family

Detective Kristen Hearne died Friday after investigators say she was acting as backup when she and a fellow officer were checking out a suspicious vehicle.

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Detective Kristen Hearne died Friday after investigators say she was acting as backup when she and a fellow officer were checking out a suspicious vehicle.

The outpouring of support for the family of slain Polk County police detective Kristen Hearne continued Wednesday when loved ones received a special gift from the New York Yankees.

The team sent flowers to the Hearne’s family and the Polk County Police Department with a note that read: “With our deepest sympathies, our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hearne family and the family of the Polk County Police Department.”

Hearne, 29, was shot four times and killed Friday during a police call about a stolen car on a dirt road in Cedartown. Police said she was providing backup to rookie Officer David Goodrich when Seth Brandon Spangler, 31, pulled a gun on them and fired multiple rounds. Goodrich was wearing a bulletproof vest and was unharmed.

“The outpouring of support continues to overwhelm us,” Polk County police wrote on its Facebook page.

They said there was no way they could thank everyone for the "beautiful spray of flowers from the New York Yankees!"

New York City Police Department also had a processional in honor of Hearne.

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R.I.P. Polk County #Georgia Det. Kristen Hearne ◾

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Thank you to the community for your support 🙏

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Funeral services were held Tuesday for Hearne at Victory Baptist Church, where she was remembered by loved ones as a hero who “made an impact on every one of our lives,” Polk County police Chief Kenny Dodd said.

Hearne was the first Polk County officer killed in the line of duty.

Spangler and a second person, 22-year-old Samantha Roof, face murder and aggravated assault charges. Authorities are seeking the death penalty against the duo if convicted.

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Channel 2's Mike Petchenik reports.

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