The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deputy killed on Sunday afternoon as Sgt. Greg Meagher. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office says Sgt. Meagher responded to the Xytex Corporation on Emmett Street for an alarm activation around 3:30 p.m.

Several minutes later, Augusta firefighters arrived to find Meagher unconscious inside the building. They also found a female employee of Xytex in a side location of the building. Both were rushed to the hospital. Three other deputies from the sheriff’s office also complained of difficulty breathing. They were taken to the hospital as well. Continue reading.