Chief of Police James Howard Emerson

Chief of Police James Howard Emerson

Warwick Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, October 25, 1968

James Howard Emerson

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.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Chief Emerson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Warwick. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2018

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