Departments send condolences after correctional officers killed

The Woodstock Polcie Department posted on their Facebook page condolences to the officers killed. (Credit: Facebook) 

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ga. — Local departments are sending their condolences to Putnam County after police said two correctional officers were shot and killed by two inmates who escaped.

The inmates are identified by police as Ricky Dubose, 24, and Donnie Russell Rowe, 43.

Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24 are accused of shooting and killing two correctional officers. 

Dubose is described as a white male, standing 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighing 140 pounds. Rowe is described as a white male, also standing 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighing 181 pounds.


According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, the inmates stole a green 2004 Honda Civic, GA tag RBJ6601.

They are armed with the officer's .40 caliber Glock pistol, according to sheriff's officials. They got off the prison bus and carjacked another driver, sheriff's officials said.


  • Bus was going to various locations from Hancock State Prison
  • 33 prisoners total were on bus
  • "They're armed, they're dangerous. Call 911, don't approach them." – Sheriff Howard Sills
  • They had hours to get away and get ahead
  • Armed with 2 Glocks
  • Dubose is from Madison County, Ga.
  • Rowe is from middle Tennessee

The slain Baldwin State Prison Correctional officers were identified as Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue.

Our thoughts & prayers are with the GA Department of Corrections, along with their families & friends, this morning.

Posted by Woodstock Police, GA on Tuesday, June 13, 2017