Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 7/9/1967
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
Ranger William Hobbs succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 12 days earlier as he and an Early County deputy investigated a disturbance involving a mentally unstable man at a farm.
The man had been shooting at members of his family, and then shot at Ranger Hobbs and the deputy when they arrived at the scene. Ranger Hobbs suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He then took a gun and ammunition from the deputy's patrol car and barricaded himself in the farmhouse.
Responding officers shot and killed the man when he opened fire on them.
Ranger Hobbs was survived by his wife and son.