Someone 'firebombed' police officer's new home, union rep says

ATLANTA — An Atlanta police officer may have been the target of an arson attack.

Investigators said someone threw a rock and some liquid through a window and a fire started at the home the officer just bought.

Fortunately, the officer was not home when the fire started.

The officer showed Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman the extensive damage the fire caused to her kitchen.


Atlanta Police Union national representative Ken Allen told us he thinks this officer was targeted because of her job.

"It was thrown through the kitchen window, a Molotov cocktail-style arson attack," Allen said. “It’s a very tragic situation, an emotional time going through making a purchase of your home, getting ready to move in and be a part of it and the next thing you know, you've got people within that neighborhood torching you because of what you do for a living.”

The Atlanta Police Department is working to figure out the motive.

Allen said the union is already coming together to help the officer in her time of need through donations and fundraisers.