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Guard Joseph Coody | Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia


Joseph Coody

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, March 21, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object; Shovel

Offender: Lynched

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Guard Joseph Coody was killed by an inmate who attacked him with a shovel at a penitentiary convict camp near Cochran, Georgia. The inmate then seized Guard Coody's revolver and opened fire on two other guards who returned fire wounding the suspect.

Later that day the inmate was being taken to Hawkinsville by deputy sheriffs when a mob of fifty men seized their prisoner, hanged him from a telephone pole, and riddled his body with bullets.

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he meant he world to me and to see him gone now... it just hurts because, it wasnt his fault that the inmate was arrested.

jamiya haper
November 2, 2017


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