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DCP officers taking it "one day at a time" after fellow officer's death

Dougherty County Police officers and loved ones of DCP Sergeant Steve Davis continued to mourn his death Monday evening. (Source: Albany Police Department) Dougherty County Police officers and loved ones of DCP Sergeant Steve Davis continued to mourn his death Monday evening. (Source: Albany Police Department)
A'Daesha Holley's funeral will be held Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. at the Worth Co. High School gymnasium. (Source: Lisa Bryant) A'Daesha Holley's funeral will be held Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. at the Worth Co. High School gymnasium. (Source: Lisa Bryant)
Sgt. Davis and A'Daesha Holley died Thursday in a car crash in Dougherty Co. (Source: WALB) Sgt. Davis and A'Daesha Holley died Thursday in a car crash in Dougherty Co. (Source: WALB)
DCP Chief Jackie Battle said that while it's an awful situation, her officers are doing pretty well. (Source: WALB) DCP Chief Jackie Battle said that while it's an awful situation, her officers are doing pretty well. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Police officers and loved ones of DCP Sergeant Steve Davis continued to mourn his death Monday evening.

DCP Chief Jackie Battle said that while it's an awful situation, her officers are doing pretty well, four days after that fatal crash that killed Sgt. Davis and A'Daesha Holley, 8.

"We're taking it one day at a time. It was something that, of course it was traumatic for my department, and also for his family," said Chief Battle.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will provide counseling to DCP officers, some of whom responded to the car wreck that killed their fellow officer on Thanksgiving Day.

"You know, our people were on scene, and so we have officers that were there first hand," Chief Battle said.

For first responders, Chief Battle said it's not something they'll simply get over.

"We see some of this every day, but it brings it home when it's one of your family members. We're a family."

Meanwhile, DCP and Chief Battle continue to stress the importance of safety on the roads.

"That's something that we're continuing to focus on, on traffic and trying to reduce the amounts of accidents, fatalities and all," said Chief Battle.

She said the encouragement from the public has made a difference following these tragic deaths.

"We've had so much support from fellow law enforcement agencies, from the community and everyone. We want to say thank you for that," she said.

Funeral arrangements have been made for both Sgt. Davis and A'Daesha Holley.

A'Daesha Holley's funeral will be held Saturday, December 3 at 2 p.m. at the Unity Baptist Church in Sylvester.

Sgt. Davis's family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday, November 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Home.
 
His funeral will be Wednesday, November 30 at 12 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern with internment following at Floral Memory Gardens.

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