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Detective Claude J. Jameson | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia


Claude J. Jameson

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, June 5, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Claude Jameson was shot and killed as he and other detective raided an illegal gambling game at 432 Chestnut Street.

Several of the suspects in the home opened fire on the detectives. During the ensuing shootout Detective Jameson was mortally wounded and three of the subjects were killed. A total of 10 people were arrested in connection with the raid and Detective Jameson's murder. One of the men arrested was convicted of assault with intent to murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Detective Jameson had served with the Atlanta Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and four sons.

Following his murder, many citizens of Atlanta raised over $2,000 to pay off the mortgages of his home and his farm.

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I am proud to be your great great granddaughter. Thank you for your service.

Catherine Jameson
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November 28, 2017


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