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Lieutenant James M. West, Sr. | Decatur County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Decatur County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Lieutenant

James M. West, Sr.

Decatur County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 28, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 685-C

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Committed

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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.

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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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