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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

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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Officer William David Corn has been been linked to my soul, along with Matthew Golder-(died December 27, 1971) and Nancy Tegeder-(died September 9, 1971) for 42 years. I spent nearly thirty years fighting for justice for all three but I was only able to find it for Matthew. There is a connection between them all!

I am sorry for the pain and the unanswered questions that Officer Corn's family still has.

I was only two years old when Officer William David Corn was killed, I never knew him but I have always loved him and always will.

Tracy Golder
Someone Who Knows
December 5, 2013


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