Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Nov 7, 2016
Press Release

PEACH COUNTY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the recent shooting in Peach County, Georgia:

“My deepest condolences go out to the family of the Peach County deputy, Patrick Sondon, who lost his life Sunday while serving his community. Deputy Sondon was shot and killed while responding to a dispute between neighbors. A second Peach County deputy was wounded in the same incident and remains in critical condition.

“Officers from the Peach County Sheriff’s Office, and from all of our law enforcement agencies across the region and country, put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect our communities. We should never take for granted the risk taken by our first responders and we should respect their sacrifices and those of their families. My heart goes out to all who have been touched by this tragic event, and I pray for the full recovery of the wounded deputy.”