PALMETTO, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Officials have announced the funeral arrangements for a Coweta County deputy shot and killed at a home in Palmetto, Georgia, Tuesday night.
Palmetto police were called to a home on Snowfall Terrace near the Fulton-Coweta county line around 9:40 p.m. for a shots fired call. They found Deputy Sheriff Edmond Irvin, 25, dead from gunshot wounds.
After an investigation, police arrested 17-year-old Danny Long, Irvin's cousin, 5 miles away at a mobile home park. Coweta County officials said Irvin apparently got into a physical altercation with Long, which ended in gunfire.
"This was a man who never forgot where he came from and was always willing to help others, he didn’t just come in to do a shift and leave. He wanted to make a difference,” Coweta County Sheriff Lenn Wood said.
On Saturday, the Palmetto Police Department shared information about Irvin's funeral through a flyer from the Cook Brothers Funeral Directors.
A public viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Saint Smyrna Baptist Church on 68 Heery Road in Newnan. A private visitation will happen afterward.
A celebration of life will be held at the church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8. Irvin will then be buried at Floral Hill Cemetery in Palmetto.
Long has been charged with a count of murder and a count of terroristic threats. He currently is being held at the Fayette County Jail.
The Georgia Bureau of Investgiation is continuing to investigate the shooting.