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20 inmates pen condolence letter for slain officer in Georgia

20 inmates pen condolence letter for slain officer in Georgia
Posted at 8:56 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 04:17:06-05

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (WGCL/CNN) - A Georgia sheriff got a letter from a seemingly unlikely place - the jail.

Twenty inmates signed a letter offering their condolences after a Gwinnett County police officer was killed in the line of duty last month.

They write, "This was a tragic incident that never should have occurred. And though law enforcement and criminals may be considered opposites, the intrinsic value of a human life transcends those boundaries by far."

Officer Antwan Toney was shot and killed on Oct. 21 while answering a call about a suspicious car.

The letter goes on to explain that it's meant to honor all police officers, military personnel and first responders, saying, "Your services and sacrifice make the world a better place for all."

Police shot and killed the suspect in Toney's death during an attempt to apprehend him.

Toney had been with the department for almost three years.

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