Fallen Officer Spent Final Moments Saving Fellow Officer By Performing CPR
The family of fallen Americus Police Officer Nick Smarr is revealing heartbreaking details about the final moments of his life.
Officer Smarr and Georgia Southwestern Safety Officer Jody Smith responded to a domestic disturbance call at an Americus apartment complex Wednesday morning.
We’ve since learned the two young officers were also best friends and Smith was called in to backup Smarr.
At some point, investigators say Minquell Lembrick, 32, opened fire on both officers before running from the scene.
In a Facebook post Smarr’s uncle, Michael Waters, wrote that after his nephew was shot, he ran to aid of Officer Smith. He said Smarr, in his final moments, rolled Officer Smith from his face-down position and began performing CPR.
Tragically, while Officer Smarr was trying to save his friend, he died from his injuries.
Waters says his nephew was found lying across his best friend and fellow officer who is now alive with critical injures.