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

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    Colvin Georges

    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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