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Officer Charles J. Busby | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia


Charles J. Busby

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, August 28, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years, 11 months

Badge # 1197

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Convicted; served 7 years

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Officer Charles Busby was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver on Marietta Boulevard, NW. The impact threw Officer Busby 459 feet.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of murder, speeding, and drunk driving. They were convicted but only served seven years of the sentence.

Officer Busby had served with the agency for nearly three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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The people of Atlanta will never forget your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.

Major JP Morgan
August 29, 2016


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