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Sheriff D. W. Grady County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Sheriff

D. W. "Doc" Tyus

Grady County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 21, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Sheriff Tyus succumbed to a gunshot wound received several days earlier while attempting to serve a warrant. A week later the suspect was trapped by a posse at the home of his uncle near Tallahassee, Florida. As the posse stormed the house, the suspect's uncle shot and killed City Marshal Eugene Cargell of the Cairo, Georgia, Police Department. Marshal Cargell's killer was captured but Sheriff Tyus' killer escaped and was never apprehended.

Sheriff Tyus had been with the agency for two years.

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City Marshal Eugene Cargell
Cairo Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Tuesday, August 27, 1907
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Sheriff Tyus. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
March 31, 2012

 

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