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Church honors fallen Fulton Co. detective
Church honors fallen Fulton Co. detective

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. – Parishioners at a College Park church took time on Sunday to remember a Fulton County police detective killed in the line of duty.

Detective Terence Green died early Wednesday after being shot while responding to a call.

The Rev. Toney Mosely opened Sunday's service at Woods Baptist Church with a moment of silence for Green.

"He was very diligent in doing his job here at the church, he loved the lord and he loved people," Mosely said.

Green spents hours before and after church directing traffic and guiding people to their seats. His impact in the community he served has been made clear -- even to the family of Amanuel Menghesha, Green's alleged killer.

Menghesha's brother, Thedros Poinsette, said Green came to check in on him and his daughter every other week to make sure they were doing OK.

As they struggle to understand what happened that night, Reverend Mosley says Green died doing what he loved: protecting and serving his community.

"We used to have a song that we would sing here and it said, 'If I could help somebody while I am traveling this land then my living will not be in vain,'" Mosley said. "And Officer Green living was not in vain."

Green's funeral will be held Friday, March 13. Mosley says they have to move the service to a bigger church because so many people want to honor the fallen officer.

Green leaves behind four children. A fundraising effort is underway to help his family. Donations may be dedicated to Detective Terence Green at http://www.bohmf.org/donations/