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Customs Patrolman George William Singleton | United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

Customs Patrolman

George William Singleton

United States Department of the Treasury - Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, December 22, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Location: Georgia

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Customs Patrolman George Singleton was accidentally shot and killed by a Franklin County, Georgia, sheriff's deputy as members of a task force stopped a motor-home that was loaded with over one ton of marijuana.

He and a Clayton County sheriff's deputy pulled in front of the motor-home on I-85, near Route 17, and exited their car. During the stop other deputies opened fire, accidentally striking Patrolman Singleton and a Clayton County deputy.

Patrolman Singleton was transported to a hospital in Atlanta where he succumbed to his injuries.

Several subjects were arrested at the scene, but none of them possessed firearms. They were charged in connection with the smuggling operation.

Patrolman Singleton had served with the United States Customs Service for five years. He was survived by his wife and sister.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 22, 2011

 

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