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Law enforcement agencies, state officials react to deaths of 2 Cobb deputies killed

The shooting happened in the McNeel Farms neighborhood and there is currently a SWAT standoff with the suspect.

MARIETTA, Ga. — Community support is pouring out throughout metro Atlanta Thursday night after two Cobb County deputies were shot and killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant at a home in a Marietta neighborhood, according to authorities. 

In an overnight update, the Cobb County Sheriff said an hours-long standoff had concluded and two suspects were in custody.

"Our hearts are broken here in Cobb County," Owens said. "It's a night of heartache for two families, two wives who have lost amazing husbands."

The South Fulton Police Department stated they were praying for the families of the fallen deputies Thursday night with the following post on their Facebook page.

Thoughts and prayers are with our law enforcement family at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. Pray for the families and community during this difficult time.

Posted by City of South Fulton Police Department on Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Conyers Police Department also offered its condolences.

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr called the news devastating. 

The Paulding County Sheriff's Office said they were heartbroken to hear about the news

We are heartbroken to hear about the line of duty deaths of two Cobb County Sheriff's Office Deputies. We pray for...

Posted by Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, September 8, 2022

Additionally, the Gainesville Police Department paid their condolences after the devastating news:

The Dunwoody Police Department said their officers are saddened to hear about the loss. 

The Atlanta Police Department also sent condolences. 

Thoughts and prayers came from the Kennesaw Police Department. 

Tonight, we mourn the loss of two deputies. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, the...

Posted by Kennesaw Police Department on Thursday, September 8, 2022

The University of West Georgia Police Department is keeping the families impacted by this tragedy in mind. 

The University of West Georgia Police Department extends it’s heartfelt condolences to the families of the Deputies who...

Posted by University of West Georgia Police on Thursday, September 8, 2022

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