Major Greg “Lem” Barney
Major Greg Barney was shot and killed while assisting members of the Clayton County Police Department at an apartment complex in the 6600 block of Church Street.
Major Barney, who was not wearing a vest, was assigned to the perimeter while other officers served a warrant at an apartment. When officers knocked on the door the subject ran out of a back door and encountered Major Barney. The subject shot Major Barney in the torso and arm as he continue to flee. A Clayton County officer confronted and shot the subject a short distance away.
Major Barney was transported to Southern Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound.
Major Barney was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Riverdale Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and children.