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Officer William David Corn | DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

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William David Corn

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 1, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/1/1972

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Never identified

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Officer William Corn was shot and killed as he stood in the recreation room of an apartment complex. He was shot three times, including one shot from his own service weapon. The suspect(s) then stole Officer Corn's weapon. No suspects were ever identified in Officer Corn's murder and this remains the agency's only unsolved police murder.

Officer Corn had served with the agency for 3 years and was survived by his mother and sister.

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Officer Corn. Your valor was appreciated.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
January 30, 2015

 

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