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Officer Joseph Frank Sykes, Jr. | East Point Police Department, Georgia East Point Police Department, Georgia

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Joseph Frank Sykes, Jr.

East Point Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, June 2, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Sykes was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to another accident. A vehicle struck his motorcycle, causing a fatal head injury. Officer Sykes was not wearing a helmet as they were not required or considered a piece of safety equipment at the time.
Officer Sykes had been with the agency for three years.

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