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


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

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: 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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This case needs to be re-opened and investigated. I think you will not have to look far. RIP Officer Corn #644, we continue to have the watch for you for the last 43 years.

February 2, 2015


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