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Chief of Police James Howard Emerson | Warwick Police Department, Georgia Warwick Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police

James Howard Emerson

Warwick Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, October 25, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Chief James Emerson was shot and killed while investigating the sound of a gunshot while on routine patrol.

He heard the shot as he drove through a residential area of the city and turned around to investigate. He observed a man standing on a porch holding a shotgun and told him to stop. The man then fired at Chief Emerson, killing him.

The killer was arrested a short time later following a manhunt involving several agencies.

Chief Emerson had previously served with the Sylvester Police Department and Bainbridge Police Departments.

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I would like to express my condolences. Chief Emerson was a brave man and gave his life protecting his community.I wish I could have met this brave man. I am deeply saddened by this horrible event.

Scyrus Kircher
Mission Hills High School Student
May 6, 2014


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