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Detective Garland Lindwood Joyner, Jr. | Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia


Garland Lindwood Joyner, Jr.

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, March 18, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 131

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: At large

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Detective Garland Joyner was shot and killed in North Carolina while conducting an investigation.

His body was locate in Warwick Creek, which borders the Gates County - Chowan County line, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Although his was initially ruled a suicide, it was reclassified a homicide in 2014 after new evidence emerged indicating he was following leads on an active investigation.

His killer(s) remain unidentified and at large.

Detective Joyner was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Portsmouth Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Garland, I had no idea that you had left us. You took me as a friend in 1972 and I appreciated it. My regards to your family and our PPD kin. I continue to display a LEM license plate.
Chuck Hladik

ChucK Hladik
Portsmouth P.D.
April 30, 2016


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