Gov. Deal thanks law enforcement officers who captured escaped inmates

By AccessWDUN Staff
Posted 7:31AM on Friday 16th June 2017 ( 2 years ago )

After the Thursday night capture of two escaped Georgia inmates in Tennessee, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal praised law enforcement in both states for their efforts in apprehending Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose.

The pair are accused of killing two prison guards on a transfer bus in Putnam County on Tuesday. They await extradition to Georgia. 

“Rest assured, justice will be served," Deal wrote in an email statement.

"My sincere thanks to our local, state and federal law enforcement officers who assisted in the manhunt. Because of their tireless efforts, the public is safe," Deal wrote.

Deal also remembered the families of the officers who perished.

"The pain endured by the families and loved ones of Sergeant Christopher Monica and Sergeant Curtis Billue endures, however. We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service.”

A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation photo shows the arrest of Georgia fugitives Donnie Rowe, top, and Ricky Dubose in Christiana, Tenn. The escaped inmates were captured Thursday in Tennessee after holding an elderly couple captive and leading police on a chase by car and foot, authorities said. (AP photo)

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