Detective Kristen Hearne
Polk County Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Friday, September 29, 2017
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Offender: Charged with murder
Detective Kristen Hearne was shot and killed as she and another officer responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Highway 100 and Santa Claus Road.
As the officers arrived at the location they were ambushed by a male subject. Detective Hearne, who was not wearing a vest, was fatally wounded. The second officer was struck in the vest and was wounded.
A female subject was taken into custody at the scene. The male subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later after a massive manhunt and charged with murder.
Detective Hearne had served with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for five years. He was survived by her husband and 3-year-old child.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police Kenny Dodd
Polk County Police Department
73 Clines Ingram Jackson Road
Cedartown , GA 30125
Phone: (770) 748-7331