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Guard Clyde M. Gresham | Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

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Clyde M. Gresham

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, August 29, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Guard Clyde Gresham was shot and killed during an escape attempt from a chain gang in Atlanta. Two prisoners overpowered one of the three guards and took his revolver. When Guard Gresham came to his aid he was shot and killed.

The inmates ran to a nearby intersection and held up a laundry truck. They were trailed to a nearby swamp where one of the men was killed in a shootout with officers. The second suspect was arrested.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 20, 2013

 

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