Police Officer Sean Louis Callahan

Police Officer Sean Louis Callahan

Clayton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Sean Louis Callahan

Police Officer Sean Callahan succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day during a foot pursuit in Stockbridge at approximately 2:15 pm.

He and other officers had responded to a domestic disturbance at a motel on Davidson Parkway. As officers attempted to arrest the male subject he began to resist and fled on foot. The officers chased the man around the motel where the subject opened fire, striking Officer Callahan in the head twice. Other officers returned fire, killing the subject. The subject had a long criminal history and had just been released from prison seven months earlier.

Officer Callahan was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following morning.

Officer Callahan had only served with the Clayton County Police Department for four months.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge 23015

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sean, it's been 8 years since we graduated from the Academy together, and I still think of you, especially at Christmas. A special ornament hangs at the top of our Christmas tree every year. It has your badge number on a blue ribbon. I miss you very much, my friend. Godspeed.

Deputy Director, Gerald Gifford

December 18, 2019

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