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Statement of Governor Sonny Perdue Regarding Today's Capture of Courthouse Shooting Suspect Brian Nichols

Saturday, March 12, 2005  Contact: Office of Communications 404-651-7774


ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement today regarding the capture of the Fulton County Courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols:

“I am proud of the combined law enforcement effort that led to today's capture of Brian Nichols.  I want to thank the dedicated professionals who risked their lives to bring this horrible tragedy to a close.

“The state of Georgia owes a debt of gratitude to the men and women who worked around the clock since Friday morning's tragic events.  We must never forget that this has been a personal tragedy for many Georgia families, and our thoughts and prayers remain with them.  While their loss can never be replaced, we hope the persistence and diligence of our law enforcement officials who captured this suspect will give these families some sense of comfort.”