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Correctional Officers Killed, Two Inmates Escape

Gregory C. Dozier
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Joan Heath
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June 13, 2017

Correctional Officers Killed, Two Inmates Escape

Putnam County area

FORSYTH, Ga. – On Tuesday, June 13, in the Putnam County area, two Correctional Officers were killed and two inmates escaped from custody.

The two inmates are Donnie Russell Rowe, white male 6'1, 181 pounds, GDC ID #1110632, and
 Ricky Dubose, white male 6'1, 140 pounds, GDC ID #1000492869. For more information on the inmates, visit

GDC will provide more details as they become available. Please keep the families of our officers in your thoughts and prayers.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.

For more information on the GDC call 478-992-5248 or visit


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