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Police Officer Oscar Atkinson | Griffin Police Department, Georgia Griffin Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

Oscar Atkinson

Griffin Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, January 1, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/31/1927

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Oscar Atkinson succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous night while attempting to arrest a man who was threatening to kill his wife in their home.

The 62-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. He was later awarded a new trial and sentenced to life.

Officer Atkinson had served with the Griffin Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife, two brothers, and five sisters. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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God's peace and speed Officer Atkinson. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.
June 2, 2014

 

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