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Trooper James David Young | Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Georgia State Patrol, Georgia


James David Young

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, May 4, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 481

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Served 14 years

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Trooper Young and Sergeant Willis Haralson, of the Cordele Police Department, Georgia, were shot and killed by a suspect who had managed to gain control of Trooper Young's service weapon. Trooper Young had arrested the man and brought him to the Cordele Police Department for a breath test when the suspect attacked the trooper.

The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to life but served only 14 years.

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Sergeant Willis R. Haralson
Cordele Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Sunday, May 4, 1975
Cause: Gunfire

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Fourteen years is not long enough to pay for snuffing out the life of one of the country's finest officers. May his family be comforted by the God of peace and may they take comfort in knowing that he died trying to keep the peace.

Deborah Andrews
Live close to the dedication site
October 22, 2014


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