Officer Rashad Rivers is shown here during his ceremonial swearing in as a Covington Police Department Officer in January. Rivers is recovering after being shot while responding to a domestic dispute Tuesday.

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department officer who was shot and wounded Tuesday night after responding to a domestic dispute is “awake, alert and in good spirits,” according to a release from the CPD.

Officer Rashad Rivers, who was sworn in as an officer in January, was shot while responding to an incident at Oyo Hotel on Alcovy Road at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was scheduled to undergo surgery at Grady Hospital in Atlanta Thursday to repair the damage to his jaw caused by the gunshot.

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I have been editor of the Rockdale Citizen since 1996 and editor of the Newton Citizen since it began publication in 2004. I am also currently executive editor of the Clayton News Daily, Henry Daily Herald and Jackson Progress-Argus.

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