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Special Officer Robert Franklin Gunn | Georgia Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Georgia Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Robert Franklin Gunn

Georgia Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, March 7, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Georgia

Incident Date: 3/6/1924

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1931

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Officer Robert Gunn was shot and killed after arresting a man near Steedley's Crossing in Augusta, Georgia, for hopping a ride on a freight train.

Officer Gunn was walking the man to a nearby store to hand him over to city police when the man suddenly produced a handgun and fatally shot him in the left side.

Officer Gunn was taken to University Hospital where he died the following morning.

The killer fled the scene but was eventually apprehended. He was executed by hanging on June 12, 1931. The man was the last person executed by hanging in the state of Georgia.

Officer Gunn was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and eight siblings.

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