Officer Paramhans Desai

UPDATE (CBS46) — The Henry County Sheriff’s Office along with The Henry County Police Department is inviting the community to join them in a time of prayer for slain Henry County Police Officer Paramhans Desai and his loved ones.

Officer Desai was shot on Nov. 4 during a domestic violence call. He died on Nov. 8, leaving behind his wife and their two children.

The prayer vigil, led by Henry County Sheriff Reginald B. Scandrett and Henry County Police Chief Mark Amerman, will take place at noon Nov. 12 at Henry County Police Department headquarters, 110 Zack Hinton Parkway, McDonough.

Initial story below


ATLANTA (CBS46) — The funeral plans have been released for Officer Paramhans Desai.

A viewing will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at the Henry County Performing Arts Center at 37 Lemon Street, McDonough.

The service will begin promptly at 11.

Citizens wanting to show respect for Officer Desai and his family are encouraged t line the following streets:

Along North Ola Road between Ola High School and Hwy 81

Along Highway 81 between North Ola Road and John Frank Ward

Along John Frank Ward between Hwy 81 and Lemon Street

Along Lemon Street to entrance of the Henry County Performing Arts Center

The police department is asking citizens to be in place by 8:30 a.m.

The Henry County Police Department officer was reportedly killed by Jordan Jackson, who killed himself before he could be arrested on Tuesday night. 

The incident started when Officer Desai, 38, responded to a domestic call on Nov. 4. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition but died.


Desai worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections and the DeKalb County Police Department before joining the Henry County Police Department on October 19, 2020.

The officer was married and had two small children.

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Clarification: HCPD HQ should be 110 SOUTH Zack Hinton Parkway.

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