Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Released after serving sentence
Officer Jimmy Bland was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver. The suspect served a 15 year prison sentence and was released in 1981.
Officer Bland had served with the Savannah Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and four children.