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Georgia on My Mind Part 2

image_6588035.jpgIn the kind of event that truly makes us “Florida’s Canada”, two police officers are recovering after being caught in a shootout. With each other.

At about 1 p.m. Friday, authorities say, Fulton County police officer Paul Phillips, 37, was on his way home in suburban Sugar Hill. He was in uniform and driving a marked car. He stopped to help a woman who was leaning out of her parked car and yelling for help, according to Gwinnett police.
That’s when police say a man in civilian clothes, later identified as Duluth police officer Jay Daily, 42, jumped out from behind the woman’s car and began shooting at Phillips, hitting him once. Phillips returned fire, police said.
The unidentified woman who cried for help was arguing with Daily before Phillips pulled over, according to Kathy Santry, who witnessed the event. Santry said the driver’s side window of the woman’s car was shattered and the woman had blood on her hands.
An arrest warrant was issued for Daily, said Cpl. Illana Spellman, a spokeswoman for the Gwinnett Police Department, which is investigating the shooting. Daily is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
“We don’t know the motivation for what [Daily] did,” Spellman said Saturday.

Silver lining: At least one of the cops was actually doing his job. Oh, and there were no old ladies or baby-cradling mothers caught in the crossfire.

Glass half full, folks.

(Oh, for those of you wondering, level 40 and climbing, and I chose Ashley, at least for this go-round.)