Police Officer Norman Murkerson

Police Officer Norman Murkerson

Bainbridge Department of Public Safety, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, November 17, 1953

Norman Murkerson

Police Officer Norman Murkerson succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day while pursuing a traffic violator.

His motorcycle struck a pothole, causing him to crash.

Officer Murkerson was a U.S Marine Corps Veteran of WWII and had served with the Bainbridge Department of Public Safety for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Murkerson thank you for your service, although I never knew you and you were killed in this traffic accident some two months before I was born, I did know your widow Ms. Mavis Murkerson who later became deputy sheriff under Sheriff Shorty Phllips in Decatur, County. I knew your daughter Gay Murkerson and your two sons Jerry Murkerson and Al Murkerson. I became an officer with the Bainbridge Police Department in 1972 and served there until 2012. I was honored to know your widow Ms. Mavis Murkerson who later remarried Norwood Williams and they had a daughter June Williams who was like a sister to me. I knew the Norwood and Mavis Williams family through Calvary Baptist Church where we were all members back in the day. Ms. Williams still is a member and is one of the finest ladies you will ever meet. .

Major (retired) Walter R. Landrum
Bainbridge Public Safety Department

May 20, 2016

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