ATLANTA, Ga.Dec 25 2010 – A Dougherty County police officer has been killed in the line of duty.
Lieutenant Cliff Rouse was shot and killed after responding to an armed robbery call a little after 10 p.m. Thursday.
Rouse was able to call a police dispatcher for help.
He was wearing a protective vest but one bullet struck him just below the vest, hitting him in the stomach. He died later at an area hospital.
A suspect has been arrested and faces charges including felony murder.
Rouse was an 18-year veteran of the force and leaves behind a wife and two children.