“His life was taken from him for simply doing his job,” she added.
Ferguson was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon at his home in Alamo, located in Wheeler County about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Macon. A state SWAT team and a division of the U.S. Marshals Service arrested him without incident following a large manhunt.
He is also charged with aggravated stalking related to a previous domestic incident and is being held in the Laurens County jail, authorities said.
It was not immediately known Sunday if he has an attorney to speak on his behalf.
Harrison is survived by his wife and their 6-month-old son.
In this photo released by Georgia Department of Public Safety, Damien Ferguson, center, is taken into custody by officers of a state SWAT team and a division of the U.S. Marshals Service, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Alamo, Ga. Ferguson is accused of gunning down a Georgia police officer during his first shift with the department Saturday, Oct. 9. Authorities said the ambush was in retaliation for the officer's arrest of an associate of Ferguson's hours earlier. (Georgia Department of Public Safety via AP)