Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Not available
Deputy Sheriff Henry Privett was shot and killed with his own service weapon by a prisoner who was attempting to escape the Fulton County Jail.
He was sitting in an office completing paperwork when the prisoner entered, gained control of his weapon, and shot him in the arm and chest. Deputy Privett was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
Deputy Privett was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army and had served with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office for four years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.