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Gov. Deal issues executive order to honor slain correctional officers
By wsav.com- Kim Wade
Published: 06/16/2017

ATLANTA (WSAV) – On Thursday June 15, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a statement on the capture of two inmates who escaped from a Georgia Department of Corrections prisoner transport earlier this week. Escaped inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe were captured in Tennessee following a high-speed vehicle chase and subsequent foot chase. The pair were wanted for killing two correctional officers during transport on June 13.

In addition to his statement, the governor honored the slain correctional officers with executive orders announcing flags to be lowered to half-staff on the day of the officers’ funerals.

Sergeant Curtis Billue, 58, of Milledgeville will be laid to rest on June 17. According to the order from the governor’s office, Sgt. Billue served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for 10 years. He also serve in the U.S. Army for 11 years, where he earned the rank of Major.

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