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Deputy Sheriff Homer Stuckey | Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

Homer Stuckey

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, July 13, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed

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Deputy Homer Stuckey was shot and killed as he and three other officers attempted to capture a convicted murderer who had escaped from the Milledgeville state prison farm over a year earlier after being granted a furlough. Deputy Stuckey and the other officers surrounded the escapee's residence. As Deputy Stuckey went into the back yard, he was surprised by the fugitive, who was armed with a shotgun and hiding under a tree. Deputy Stuckey ordered him not to shoot, but he opened fire, striking Deputy Stuckey in the right side with buck shot and killing him instantly.

The fugitive fled the scene but was later captured and convicted of murder. He was executed by electrocution on February 22, 1929 after he confessed to both murders.

Homer Stuckey was survived by his wife, three children, his parents, four brothers, and two sisters. Before serving as a deputy for Montgomery County, he had served as marshal of Chauncey, McCrae, Eastman, Lumber City, and other towns.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 7, 2013


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