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Officer honored after evacuating youth softball team before shooting

The team honored Newnan Patrol Corporal Ken Hobbs with a signed softball with all of the team members names on it.

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — A youth softball team honored the Newnan police officer that evacuated them just minutes before a shootout.

Last Sunday, Newnan Patrol Corporal Ken Hobbs evacuated a ball field before a shootout with an armed suspect. 

Hobbs' quick thinking got the team and their parents to safety just before a suspect shot at police officers in the same ball field. 

RELATED: Newnan officer likely saved dozens of lives when he evacuated children from ball field before shooting

Credit: Newnan Police Department

The team honored Hobbs Tuesday night with a signed softball with all of their members' names on it. It was the same ball that they were playing with when Hobbs evacuated them.

The group also got new jerseys that honored Hobbs and the Newnan Police Department

Credit: Newnan Police Department