ALAMO, GA – A young police officer was shot and killed during his first shift as a part-time police officer with the Alamo Police Department around 1:00 am Saturday.

The officer, 26-year-old Dylan Harrison, was an Oconee Drug Task Force agent in Dodge County and had been in law enforcement since 2018. He was hired on as a part-time officer with Alamo PD and had shown up to work his first shift with the agency.

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Officer Harrison was reportedly gunned down outside of the Middle Georgia police station.

The suspect was identified as 43-year-old Damien Anthony Ferguson who reportedly goes by “Luke.” The Georgia Department of Corrections shows that Ferguson has a long criminal history to include several counts of assault, including separate charges of assault against a police officer, battery, and theft. It appears that he was also wanted in connection with an arson of a residence in 2020.

Multiple agencies in the area are involved in the massive man hunt for Ferguson. Few details have been released on the incident so far.

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Officer Harrison is survived by his wife and six-month-old child.

A “Blue Alert” was issued for Ferguson with a $17,500 reward being offered for information leading to his arrest.