Georgia Officer Dies After Crash With Another Officer

People who witnessed the crash that killed an Albany police officer Friday say the chase through their neighborhood was too dangerous and should have been called off.

But Albany Police pursuit policy says that pursuing a dangerous felony suspect, including armed robbery, that presents an immediate danger to the community, is justified.

The results of an autopsy performed today on 36-year old Officer Terry Lewis-Flemming are not available yet.

She died in a fiery crash after another officer pulled into her path as they chased two robbery suspects.

Those men, 22-year old Kentrell Butler and 22-year-old Wesley Wilkerson, remain in jail charged with murder and armed robbery.

Almost everyone we talked to in East Albany agreed that the death of Officer Terry Lewis Flemming was an un-necessary tragedy. Most of the people who saw the Police response said in their opinion it was just too dangerous.

Early Monday morning the Georgia State Patrol Special Collision Reconstruction Team was back at East Residence Avenue and Blaylock Street, where the fatal police crash happened Friday afternoon. A small cross and a picture of Officer Lewis Flemming in her wedding dress are displayed at the tree her car hit.

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