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Chief of Police Henry Grady Sammons | Damascus Police Department, Georgia Damascus Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police

Henry Grady Sammons

Damascus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 1, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/31/1937

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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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.

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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

Chief of Police
May 15, 2014


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