Lieutenant James M. West, Sr.

Lieutenant James M. West, Sr.

Decatur County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, October 28, 1980

James M. West, Sr.

Lieutenant James West was stabbed to death by a female mental patient. The woman's family had requested assistance in transporting the woman to a state mental hospital and Lieutenant West responded to the home. The woman was committed to a state hospital.

Lieutenant West had served with the agency for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 685-C

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Committed

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A great man and officer that was highly respected in the community.

Mark Swicord

August 19, 2014

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