South Gwinnett football honors fallen police officer on helmets

South Gwinnett High School football players will honor Officer Antwan Toney, a member of the Gwinnett County Police Department who was killed in the line of duty last week, with a sticker on their helmets.

Each player will have a sticker on his helmet reading “ADT1808,” Toney’s initials and badge number, the team said in a statement. The team will wear the stickers for the rest of the season.

“In memory of his dedication and service to our community, the football team will celebrate his life and what he gave back to our area,” the team’s statement says. “Officer Toney was taken from us as he protected a Gwinnett County Public School last week, doing a job he loved.”

Toney, 30, was killed Oct. 20 while responding to a suspicious vehicle call near Shiloh High School.  The alleged shooter, 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard, was killed Monday after two days on the run. Isaiah Pretlow, 19, was arrested in connection with the shooting Oct. 20 and charged with aggravated assault.

Toney was laid to rest Wednesday at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville. His body was flown to California, where he grew up and where his immediate family still lives.

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