Sergeant Patrick Michael Sondron

Sergeant Patrick Michael Sondron

Peach County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, November 6, 2016

Patrick Michael Sondron

Sergeant Patrick Sondron was shot and killed after he and Deputy Sheriff Daryl Smallwood responded to a neighbor dispute on Hardison Road, near Route 42, near Byron, Georgia, at approximately 5:30 pm.

Two residents in the area were riding ATVs on a roadway when they were confronted by a neighbor who threatened them with a firearm. The victims left the scene and called 911 to report the incident. Sergeant Sondron and Deputy Smallwood responded to the victims' residence and interviewed them. After speaking to them they drove to the suspect's home.

As Sergeant Sondron and Deputy Smallwood exited their patrol cars and began to walk down the driveway towards the home they were both shot by the subject. The original victims witnessed the shooting and again called 911 to report both deputies had been shot.

Officers from numerous surrounding agencies responded to the location. The suspect was located a short time later and fired at responding officers again before being shot and wounded and then taken into custody. The suspect was sentenced to two life sentences without chance of parole plus 100 years in September 2018.

Sergeant Sondron was a U.S Air Force veteran had served with the Peach County Sheriffs Office for 13 years. He had previously served with the Fort Valley Department and Byron Police Department. He was a survived by his wife, three children, and his parents.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge PC311
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life 2 life terms plus 100

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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

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