Chief of Police Henry Grady Sammons

Chief of Police Henry Grady Sammons

Damascus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, September 1, 1937

Henry Grady Sammons

Chief Henry Sammons succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to make an arrest.

He had been called to a local sawmill to arrest an employee who had come to work drunk. When the chief approached the employee, the man produced a handgun and shot the chief in the stomach.

Despite being mortally wounded, Chief Sammons was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Chief Sammons was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 31, 1937
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I was the chief of police in 2009 till 2010 . I never knew that a Chief of Police had ever been killed in Damascus GA. What a hero at rest.

Ret. Chef Jerry Evers
May 15, 2014

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May 15, 2014

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