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Government offers $100,000 reward for shooting death

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for a information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) who murdered a postal contract driver on Friday, October 2.

Tony Harrelson of Dadeville, AL was killed between the hours of 5:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. at the Camp Hill Post Office in Tallapoosa County, AL.

"We are grieved by this tragic event. This gentleman was one of our valued postal employees, taking care of his family and working hard to ensure the American people receive timely, universal, service," said William Mitchell, Alabama Postal District Manager; "I cannot begin to express the sorrow I feel with our losing of a member of our postal family. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with his family and friends. All Alabama postal employees share their sorrow and we look forward to perpetrators being arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. "

If you have any information on this crime, please call the U.S. Postal Service at 1-877-876-2455 or the Tallapoosa County Sheriff's Department at 1-256-825-4254 or the Secret Witness hotline at 1-256-827-2035.

All information provided by the public will be confidential.

Meanwhile the U.S. Postal Inspection Service has set up a mobile command center behind the post office.

Crimes like this are rare on postal property.  "Post Offices are part of the community as are the postal and contract employees that help keep the postal service going strong," Assistant Postal Inspector in Charge Keith Morris said, "And the community can help keep their post office safe and possibly prevent another incident like this one by reporting suspicious activity to their local police and sheriff departments."  

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