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Officer dies of paralyzing gunshot wound


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September 30, 2012

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Officer dies of paralyzing gunshot wound

Officer Down: Colvin Georges - [, U.S. Virgin Islands]


By PoliceOne Staff

A US Virgin Islands officer has died after succumbing to injuries sustained in a contact four months prior with a group of men loitering.

In May, Officer Colvin Georges and his partner were patrolling an area of St. Thomas where a shooting had occurred the previous night, according to The Officer Down Memorial Page.  As they approached the group near a car wash, one man opened fire.

Both officers returned fire, killing one suspect and injuring another. In the exchange of gunfire, Georges received a serious injury that paralyzed him from the neck down.

Georges was flown to a Miami, Fla., hospital where he remained in critical condition until his death Saturday. He had served in law enforcement for two years.



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