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“Fallen But Not Forgotten”


29 FALLEN OFFICERS FOUND IN GA


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Mike Adcock


EOW: 10/16/2009

Detention Officer Mike Adcock suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a defense tactic training exercise. Officer Adcock lost conscio...

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Tiffany Bishop


EOW: 08/31/2011

Probation Officer Tiffany Bishop was accidentally shot and killed during a firearms training exercise at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification ...

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James Brock


EOW: 12/27/1917

Deputy Warden James Brock died when he was attacked by a prisoner at the Penitentiary. Warden Brock, who was also a doctor, was struck in the back ...

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Terry Burden


EOW: 09/10/2014

On September 10, 2014 Transport Officer Terry Burden returned his transport vehicle carrying inmates to the Institution Sallyport. As Sergeant Jam...

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Jack Cannon


EOW: 08/20/2009

Correctional Officer Jack Cannon suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in a staff training exercise at Valdosta State Prison. He was r...

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William Cartwright


EOW: 11/26/1984

Correctional Officer Wilson Cartwright was beaten to death by an inmate.

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Carlton Cherry


EOW: 02/27/1997

Correctional Officer Carlton Cherry, Sergeant Tommie Goggins, Officer Wayne Griglen, and Officer Eddie Davis were killed in an automobile accident...

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Clarence Cox


EOW: 11/08/1943

Guard Clarence Cox was shot and killed during an escape attempt from the state prison road camp in Douglas, GA. A prison trusty used his privile...

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Lee Coxwell


EOW: 11/15/1986

Officer Coxwell was killed when his department vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. Officer Coxwell had served with the Georgia Department of C...

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Eddie M. Davis


EOW: 02/27/1997

Correctional Officer Eddie Davis, Correctional Sergeant Tommie Goggins, Correctional Officer Carlton Cherry and Correctional Officer Wayne Griglen ...

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Jerry Ford


EOW: 05/22/2003

Deputy Jerry Ford was killed in an automobile accident when he and Deputy Steven Hackle were returning from a work detail to which they had been as...

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Walter Fulford


EOW: 01/24/1990

While supervising an inmate work crew, Correctional Officer Walter Fulford was accidentally run over and killed by a road grader. It is believed th...

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Da'Jhaun Gaitors


EOW: 10/22/2014

Correctional Officer Da'Jhaun Gaitors and Correctional Officer Coriya Hill were en route to Valdosta State Prison after working an overtime shift a...

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Tommie L. Goggins


EOW: 02/27/1997

Correctional Sergeant Tommie Goggins, Officer Carlton Cherry, Officer Wayne Griglen, and Officer Eddie Davis were killed in an automobile accident ...

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Wayne H. Griglen


EOW: 02/27/1997

Officer Wayne Griglen, Correctional Officer Carlton Cherry, Sergeant Tommie Goggins, and Officer Eddie Davis were killed in an automobile accident ...

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Eugene "Tal" Groover


EOW: 07/09/2004

Probation Officer Tal Groover suffered a fatal heart attack while he was in a defensive tactics training exercise in Reidsville, Georgia. Office...

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Dan Harrison


EOW: 07/23/1978

Correctional Officer Dan Harrison was stabbed and beaten to death at Georgia State Prison. He was going to the aid of another Officer who was be...

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James Henderson


EOW: 06/03/2002

Correctional Officer James Henderson succumbed to injuries received two weeks earlier when he was attacked and beaten by an inmate. Another Office...

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James Walter Johnson


EOW: 06/16/1908

Guard James Johnson was accidentally shot and killed when his double-barreled shotgun discharged as he climbed into a wagon. Guard Johnson was s...

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James McCrystal Sr.


EOW: 07/14/2015

Sergeant James McCrystal was en route to the Atlanta Medical Center to assume shift OIC (Officer in Charge) duties. A short time later the institu...

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Gregory Mitchell


EOW: 07/07/2015

Correctional Officer Gregory Mitchell and three other Officers were in a maintenance golf cart performing maintenance duties at the prison. Office...

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Eugene Rockett


EOW: 03/31/1993

Youth Development Worker Eugene Rockett died in the line of duty of cardiac arrest resulting from an altercation with two juvenile offenders at the...

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Richard Rogers


EOW: 03/29/1970

Correctional Officer Richard Rogers and Assistant Director Donald Smith were shot and killed inside of the Parker Elementary School while attempti...

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Frank Scott


EOW: 09/18/1980

Detail Officer Frank Scott was killed in a prison bus crash while supervising an outside work detail. During a break, several inmates sabotaged th...

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Donald Smith


EOW: 03/29/1970

Assistant Director Donald Smith and Correctional Officer Richard Rogers were shot and killed inside of the Parker Elementary School in Sumner, Geor...

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Larry Stell


EOW: 10/11/2012

Correctional Officer Larry Stell was fatally stabbed by an inmate at the Telfair State Prison in Helena, Georgia. The attack occurred in a dormitor...

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Alfonso Twitty


EOW: 10/21/1997

Correctional Officer Alfonso Twitty was killed after he stopped and tried to help local Sheriff Deputies calm and control a transient they were tra...

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D'Antonio Washington


EOW: 12/22/1994

Officer D'Antonio Washington was beaten to death with a hammer while doing a cell search for contraband.

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William Waterman


EOW: 03/09/2010

On March 9th, Correctional Officer William Waterman was participating in a tactical squad training exercise when he suffered a fatal heart attack. ...

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