When Tragedy Strikes the Loss Prevention Community


On the evening of April 10, 2016, a shoplifting suspect was attempting to steal three flatscreen televisions from a metro Atlanta Walmart when he was confronted by J.D. Ferguson, one of the store’s asset protection officers. As Ferguson approached the suspected shoplifter and asked for a receipt for the TVs, the situation quickly turned violent when the man pulled out a gun and shot Ferguson in the stomach. Ferguson was immediately rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center, but he died a short time later from his injuries.

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