Georgia deputies shot and killed serving warrant have been identified: 'Men of character'

The names of the two Georgia sheriff's officers who were fatally shot this week while executing an arrest warrant were released on Friday.

Marshall Ervin, Jr. and Jonathan Koleski, two Cobb County Sheriff's Deputies, were slain on Thursday at a residence

in the Marietta neighbourhood while apprehending a suspect wanted for larceny, according to the sheriff's office.

Christopher Cook and Christopher Golden, the accused, were apprehended after a standoff with law enforcement

that lasted over four hours. Golden was charged with two charges of aggravated assault on an officer and murder

while Cook was charged with the alleged theft.

Father of two, Ervin Jr., 38, joined the sheriff's department in 2012. 

Also a 42-year-old American, Koleski a 2007 hire at the sheriff's office and former soldier.

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