REMEMBERING KRISTEN HEARNE
Detective Kristen Hearne was remembered for her laughter, her love and her support of her colleagues in law enforcement at an emotional funeral service at Victory Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon. The church provided a Facebook Live broadcast (click here) at the family’s request that drew more than 1,300 viewers at peak moments and has since been watched by more than 43,000 people. Please see photo gallery.
Shot in one minute: During the service, Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd told mourners that Hearne didn’t have to assist Officer David Goodrich on Friday morning but added that she always was among those rising to help a fellow officer. Within a minute of arriving at the scene, Hearne and Goodrich were confronted by the suspects and Hearne was mortally wounded. Goodrich, protected by his bulletproof vest but also injured, desperately tried to save her life by administering CPR until emergency crews arrived, Dodd said. Goodrich was treated and released from the hospital late Friday and is recovering.
GBI: Third suspect in police shooting tried to give his sister a ride from the crime scene. Michael Fossett has been jailed since Friday as part of the continuing investigation into the shooting death of Detective Kristen Hearne. Seth B. Spangler and Samantha Roof both face murder charges following their separate arrests on Friday. Fossett was taken into custody that day after “attempting to give his sister (Roof) a ride away from the crime scene,” according to Nelly Miles of the GBI, citing the preliminary investigation into the cae.
Polk County Jail records show Fossett, 28, of Chattanooga, was arrested Friday at 2:45 p.m. by the GBI on charges of possession of meth and hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal.