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Chief of Police W. H. Forrest | Cordele Police Department, Georgia Cordele Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police

W. H. Forrest

Cordele Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 16, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 10 years

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Chief Forrest was assassinated outside of a hotel in Cordele. The gunman immediately surrendered to the sheriff.

The suspect was the son of the previous police chief who held the office for many years, having only recently been defeated by Chief Forrest for the office. On May 27, 1909, the suspect was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Chief Forrest was survived by his wife and two children.

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Rest in Peace, Chief Forrest. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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March 24, 2012

 

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