Field Training Officer Henry Laxson

JONESBORO — A life celebration service for Clayton County Field Training Officer Henry Laxson will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7 starting at noon at First Baptist Jonesboro.

Public visitations are planned for Monday, Dec. 6 from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Laxson was killed in the line of duty Nov. 30 when he and fellow officers responded to a domestic violence call in Rex.

Officer Alex Chandler was shot in the hand and is expected to recover.

Arthur Gilliam, 35, allegedly killed Mary Gilliam, 70, and Dominique Bibbins, 32, and shot a 12-year-old boy in the face before police arrived to the home on Jervis Court.

Gilliam shot at police upon their arrival killing Laxson. Police returned fire killing Gilliam.

Laxson joined the Clayton County Police Department in 2017. He is survived by his parents, Denise and Perry; sister, Sam; and fiancé Stephanie.

The family requests those planning to attend wear blue.

FBC Jonesboro is located at 142 College St. in Jonesboro.

For those who would like to help the family financially, a gofundme has been set up at www.gofundme.com/f/officer-henry-laxon?qid=d9f5f77a18b6250a3bbd4d2c5c8fea6e.

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