Family members, friends and colleagues of Clayton Police rookie and Lassiter graduate Sean Callahan paid tribute at his funeral.
Family members and friends of Officer Sean Callahan peered over his open casket as they took their last glimpse of him. Some gently touched his chest, hair and face, and others kissed his forehead before a Clayton County Police honor guard closed the casket and draped an American flag over it. The former swimmer at Cobb's Lassiter High School was remembered at his funeral Friday as a loving son and brother, a generous friend and "a noble officer." Callahan, 24, was shot twice in the head on Monday responding to a domestic dispute and died early Tuesday morning. He was first Clayton officer ever killed in the line of duty, and dozens of his colleagues, along with several hundred law enforcement officers from around Georgia, turned out to …
Sean Callahan, who was killed in the line of duty this week, joined the Clayton County Police Department in August.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The funeral for a first-year Clayton County Police officer killed in the line of duty this week will take place Friday at East Cobb's Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Sean Callahan, 24, who joined the force in August, died early Tuesday after being shot twice in the head while responding to a domestic dispute at a motel in Stockbridge on Monday afternoon. He graduated in 2006 from Lassiter High School, where he was a varsity swimmer, and also attended Mabry Middle School. A Lassiter guidance counselor told The Marietta Daily Journal that Callahan expressed to her an interest in studying criminal justice. According to The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Callahan paid his own way to Reinhardt University's Police Academy and graduated in June 2011…