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Town Marshal J. Matt Willard | Flovilla Marshal's Office, Georgia Flovilla Marshal's Office, Georgia

Town Marshal

J. Matt Willard

Flovilla Marshal's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Sunday, June 2, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Town Marshal Matt Willard was shot and killed from ambush as he stood in a cotton patch in the outskirts of Flovilla at an early morning hour. Bloodhounds led the Butts County Sheriff to the home of a man who was arrested and charged with his murder.

The motive for the murder was unclear. The suspect maintained that he was innocent even though there was a witness to the crime. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison February 27, 1913.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 2, 2015

 

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