Hundreds Turn Out for Officer's Wake

By: CNN Email
By: CNN Email
Hundreds gathered here in Athens to pay their respects to Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian.

Armed law enforcement officers search a house for Jamie Hood on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Athens, Ga. Police have searched for Hood since Tuesday, March 22, when Athens Clarke-County policeman Elmer "Buddy" Christian was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend Hood. Another officer, Tony Howard, was shot in the face and upper body, and is recovering from his wounds. (AP Photo/Athens Banner-Herald, David Manning) ** MANDATORY CREDIT, NO MAGS, NO SALES **

He was investigating a car-jacking in northeast Georgia... when he was suddenly gunned down and killed.

And today, hundreds gathered here in Athens to pay their respects to Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian.

Here you can see friends, family and colleagues lining up outside a funeral home for his wake.

The 34-year-old officer's funeral is scheduled for Sunday afternoon in downtown Athens.

The man accused of killing Christian is now behind bars.

He surrendered to police Friday night on live television.


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  • by Drunk Tom Location: somewhere on Mar 28, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    That Police officer's killer don't need a trial. Hang him in front of the court house. Let him watch them build the gallows. Put some fear in him then hang him.People do stuff like this because they have no fear.They usually have long prison sentences or they stay on death row for ever. Law makers need to shorten up their time to one year. Then it's time to go meet the devil.
  • by Mac Location: Alabama on Mar 27, 2011 at 08:43 AM
    BURN HIS A$$ UP!!!! Doing wrong and then kill a Police Officer in the act!!! BURN HIS A$$ UP!!!!!!!! BRING BACK THE CHAIR!!!!!!
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