Officer George Steve Watkins

Officer George Steve Watkins

Troy Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, November 26, 1981

George Steve Watkins

Officer George Watkins was shot and killed after responding to a report of an elderly man shooting a gun.

Officers had responded to the scene earlier in the day for a similar report and took a gun from the man but did not arrest him because it was Thanksgiving Day. When Officer Watkins arrived the second time he was shot under the left arm, in an area not protected by his vest. Officer Watkins succumbed to his wounds in a local hospital.

The suspect was shot and killed after wounding two other officers.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I was in Boot Camp with Steve (Plt 106, MCRD PI, Jan - Mar 76). We chased each other to MP School, Ft McClellan, Ala. Steve took me home to his house for a long weekend.

I can not remember ever have as much fun as with Steve.

Steve went to MCB LeJeune, I went home, as I was a reserve, then on to the West PAC on active duty.

We spoke again in '79, he did not age, it was the same Steve- God fearing, fun seeking guy.

Today I remember Steve and all that he stood for.

Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas,

Ken Wymer

May 15, 2012

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