Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 10 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed
Deputy Sheriff Osie Gourd was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects.
The suspects were wanted for robbing a service station ten days earlier. Deputy Gourd received information about the men's whereabouts and he and two other deputies went to arrest them. As the deputies entered a tavern, at State Highway 10 and Ben George Road, one of the suspects opened fire, striking Deputy Gourd in the abdomen. Deputy Gourd and the other deputies returned fire, striking the suspect a total of seven times with a rifle and shotgun. The suspect died at the scene.
Deputy Gourd had served with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office for ten years. He was survived by his wife and five children.