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Americus chief speaks out on holiday domestic violence

Officials say domestic violence calls peak during the holidays (Source: WALB) Officials say domestic violence calls peak during the holidays (Source: WALB)
A domestic violence call recently led to the deaths of two police officers (Source: WALB) A domestic violence call recently led to the deaths of two police officers (Source: WALB)
Major Herman Lamar (Source: WALB) Major Herman Lamar (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Law enforcement wants you to keep the peace during the holiday season.

People at the Americus Police Department say that during this time of year, they often see an increase in domestic violence calls.

They say those calls are typically the most dangerous. That's why it's standard protocol for two officers to respond.

It was a domestic violence call that led to gun fire, which took the lives of two officers last week.

Major Herman Lamar says violence is not the answer.

"We are encouraging all of our fellow citizens to keep the meaning of the season in hand and to think love, think positive and not think negative and violence. 

Violence does not solve the issue. It only creates issues," said Americus Police Major Herman Lamar.

In Albany, Chief Michael Persley hosted his 'Chat with the Chief' event Thursday night.

Chief Persley also addressed the dangers of domestic violence during the holidays.

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