Police to Pay Tribute to Virgin Islands Officer Killed in Line of Duty

Police procession for officer who died in Miami months after being wounded in shootout

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012  |  Updated 9:33 AM EDT
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South Florida law enforcement will pay tribute Thursday to a U.S. Virgin Islands officer who was shot in the line of duty four months ago and finally died of his injuries over the weekend.

Officer Colvin Georges will be given a police procession Thursday from a funeral home in Hollywood to Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said.

There will be a police ceremony at MIA and Georges will then be flown back to the Virgin Islands for burial.

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Authorities say Georges was shot in May while he and his partner were patrolling in the area of a previous shooting in St. Thomas. When the officers approached a group of men, one of them opened fire on the officers and a shootout ensued.

Georges, a two-year veteran of the department, was seriously wounded and flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for treatment. He spent months in critical condition before he died Saturday.

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