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Slain Henry County officer remembered as dedicated, loved

November 14, 2021 GMT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds of people turned out Sunday morning to pay their final respects to slain Henry County police officer Paramhans Desai.

WSB-TV reports that a procession carrying Desai’s body wound through city streets and ended at the Henry County Performing Arts Center for a service to honor the officer.

The 38-year-old father of two was shot Nov. 4 after responding to a domestic call at a home near McDonough. Desai died from his injures on Nov. 8.

The suspect in the shooting, 22-year-old Jordan Jackson, was found dead in a Riverdale apartment on Nov. 10 after a statewide manhunt. Police said Jackson killed himself after a standoff with officers.

Desai joined the Henry County department in 2020. He had worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections and DeKalb County Police. He is survived by his wife and two young children


His patrol vehicle sits outside the Henry County Police headquarters covered in flowers and remembrances.

During a news conference last week, Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman remembered Desai as the type of dedicated officer any chief would want.

“He loved his job. He loved coming to work every day. He loves serving his community. He was a beacon of light,” Amerman said.