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Fallen Holly Springs officer honored with police escort | Information

DECATUR, Georgia (CBS46) – Just hours after Holly Springs Police Officer Joe Burson was killed in a traffic stop, he was escorted by other police officers.

It is customary in law enforcement not to leave the side of a fallen officer after their death. This often includes a police escort to the medical officer, the funeral home and the final resting place.

Dozens of officials at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were present Thursday to escort their fallen brother.

GBI staff lined up outside the crime lab to watch the escort and show their respect. The video was posted by the GBI, along with a written thank you that read, “From our family to yours, thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.”