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Coffee County Deputies ambushed during 911 call

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

October 21, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A fake call for help allowed a Coffee County man to ambush deputies this morning along Old River Road.

This is what their patrol car looked after the attack. Fifty-eight year old Gene Morton hid behind a propane tank at the side of his home and then shot through the driver's side window of the patrol car with a shotgun.

When the rifle jammed, deputies were able to arrest Morton. He's charged with aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. Today Sheriff Jerry Pope said this proves that there's no such thing as a routine call in the world of law enforcement.

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