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Ga. cop ambushed, killed with high powered weapon

First Atlanta-area officer to be killed since 2008

Duty Death: Lt. Mike Vogt - [Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia]

Editor's Note: PoliceOne has learned that a Chattahoochee Hills police spokesperson said late Tuesday morning that although "there were no new developments in the case" Police Chief Damon Jones would issue a statement "soon."

By Dan Raley
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

CHATTAHOOCHEE HILLS, Ga. — People come to Chattahoochee Hills to escape the urban encroachment and anger.

Yet on Monday, even this idyllic countryside setting southwest of Atlanta couldn't provide a safe haven for one of its own peace-keepers. After traveling down a dirt road shortly after noon, police Lt. Mike Vogt was ambushed and fatally shot by someone using a high-powered weapon, turning tranquility into a den of police activity.

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