Let us not forget Detective Terence Avery Green of Fulton County Police Department, Georgia. He was killed in the line of duty on March 4, 2015. We will also remember him on his birthdate, April 16 every year. Let us honor this fallen policeman by remembering how he lived on this earth and treasure his memories.
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Terence Avery Green
Fulton County Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 22 years
Badge # 0385
Offender: Shot and wounded
Detective Terence Green was shot and killed from ambush as he and other officers responded to reports of shots fired inside a house near the intersection of Chastain Way and Parks Trail at approximately 1:00 am.
The subject who lived in the home was known to police through frequent contacts with the department. Responding officers were unable to locate him inside the home and began searching the neighborhood after receiving additional calls stating the man was attempting to get into nearby homes.
As officers checked the area the man opened fire on them from a concealed position in the dark and fog. Detective Green was struck in the back of the head and another officer's duty belt and radio was struck as they attempted to seek cover. Other officers returned fired, wounding the man, and then took him into custody.
Detective Green was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.
Detective Green had served with the Fulton County Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, four sons, parents, and brother.
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Terence Avery Green: 1966-2015
5:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Fulton County police officer Terence Green, 48, was killed in the line of duty early Wednesday. (Credit: Fulton County Government)
Work: 22-year veteran of the Fulton County Police Department
Education: Morris Brown College and the former Briarwood and Woodland high schools in East Point
Survivors: Green is survived by his parents, Johnny and Bertha Green; four sons, Marquez, Isaiah, Emmanuel and Samuel; and an older brother, William.
What they’re saying:
“You could call him Officer Friendly. He had a bond in this community. He was a very friendly person — he didn’t meet any strangers.”
— Cassandra Jones, Fulton County police chief
“This is a reminder of the risks our officers face every day on the job. Oftentimes there is little indication of which calls could leave officers facing eminent danger. At this time, I ask that you pray for Detective Green’s family as well for the men and women with whom he served.”
— John Eaves, Fulton County commission chairman
“The guy carried himself professionally. As a personal friend, it was the same. He’s going to be missed.”
— Carlton Gammage, longtime friend
— Atlanta Police Department
…“This would’ve been the cop that you wanted to talk to. He would’ve worked the situation out with you.”
— Mike Burns, longtime friend
…“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fulton County Police Department and their fallen officer’s family this morning.”
— Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office
…“The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer its deepest condolences to the Fulton County Police Department and the family of the officer who was killed in the line of duty last night. R.I.P.”
— Paulding County Sheriff’s Office
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State seeking death penalty against man accused of gunning down cop
by: Tom Jones Updated:
A man accused of killing a police detective learned prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty against him.
Amanuel Menghesha, 42, faces 29 counts, including murder and aggravated assault on a police officer.
Fulton County police say Menghesha gunned down Fulton County police Detective Terence Green in March.
Menghesha was in court for an arraignment Monday when a prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office stood up and announced the state was seeking the ultimate punishment.
Green's parents were in the courtroom, and his mother told Channel 2’s Tom Jones the decision doesn’t affect her one way or the other.
"Whether he gets the death penalty or not, we don't win anything. Our son is gone," Bertha Green said. "He isn't coming back. So whatever ... it's a no-win situation for us."
Police said Menghesha was drunk when he violated a court order to stay away from his fiancée and daughter March 4.
They say he began firing an AK-47 near Chastain way, then opened fire on Fulton County police when they arrived. That's when Green was shot in the head.
[Photos: Fulton officer shot, killed]
Green’s mother watched Menghesha as he received the news the state would attempt to take his life for killing her son.
"He acted like he didn't even care or hear. No emotions period. He just stood there," Green said.
Green's father, Johnny Green, told Jones the state's notice of intent to seek the death penalty is a step forward.
"No matter how I feel about the death penalty, it means the wheels of justice have begun to turn," Green said.
The Greens say they will be at every court appearance until they get justice.