RIVERDALE, Ga. -- The family of a Riverdale Police officer killed in the line of duty has released a statement.
Riverdale Police Major Greg Barney was killed Thursday after being shot while assisting officers serve a no-knock warrant at an apartment.
Barney's family issued a statement Friday saying:
"As you can imagine, our hearts are heavy with the sudden passing of our dear Greg. He loved his job and took great pride in protecting and serving the City of Riverdale. We sincerely appreciate all of your prayers, words of encouragement, and reflections. We also thank you for respecting our privacy during this sensitive time. Greg was a great husband, loving father to twin boys and a caring friend. We will miss him dearly."