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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wade Williams, Correctional Officer Killed in Swamp Shootout

Murder suspect Wade Williams is dead and so is a law enforcement officer who was part of a manhunt team tracking him down Wednesday morning in Holmes County. Holmes Correctional Institution Col. Greg Malloy died from gunshot wounds after being taken by a life-flight helicopter to a hospital in Ft. Walton Beach. Col. Malloy, 44, was part of the canine tracking team at HCI. A second correctional officer was wounded in the hail of bullets that lasted several minutes, Jackson County Sheriff Lou Roberts told the TIMES Wednesday afternoon. But the wounded officer will be okay, according to eyewitness reports. “Our prayers go out to the families of these officers,” Roberts said.
Wade Williams, suspected of killing his parents Bruce and Sharon Williams in their Cottondale home Jan. 26, had been the subject of a week-long manhunt that included Jackson, Washington and Holmes counties and parts of Alabama. Roberts said Williams was firing two guns Wednesday, one a pistol and one possibly a long arm.

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