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Correctional Officer James Grover Henderson, Jr. | Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

Correctional Officer

James Grover Henderson, Jr.

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, June 3, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 1967

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 5/21/2002

Weapon: Person

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer James Henderson succumbed to injuries received two weeks earlier when he was attacked and beaten by an inmate at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Georgia.

The incident occurred at approximately 2330 hours when he told the inmate to return to his cell for the night. Another officer was also injured when he came to Officer Henderson's assistance. The prisoner was working as an orderly at the time and was responsible for cleaning the cell block.

The inmate, serving a sentence for armed robbery, had already received a three year extension as a result of several attacks on other guards. He was convicted of first degree murder and received a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

Officer Henderson had been employed with the Georgia Department of Corrections for eight years, and is survived by his 10-year-old daughter.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 3, 2015


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