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Detective Samuel Milton Guy | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia


Samuel Milton Guy

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 7, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 19 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Arrested after 24 years

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Detective Guy was shot and killed while moonlighting at a local hotel. He confronted two men who were robbing the cashier and was shot in the shoulder and thigh. The suspects then stole his pistol and $275 from the register. The suspects remained free for 24 years until an anonymous tipster confirmed evidence implicating them.

Both suspects were arrested in 1999 and charged with murder. In April 2002 one of the suspects was found guilty of assault with intent to rob and sentenced to 12 years. That suspect also turned state's witness against the other suspect, who was convicted of murder and faces life in prison.

Detective Guy had been with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and son, also an officer with the agency when he was killed, and two daughters.

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Everyone in the detective division knew Sam Guy. I worked narcotics with his son David for awhile. Attended to his funeral and the death of such a fine officer and his heart broken family still haunts me. Did not know of an arrest. Thank God for it!

Detective Ken Bivins
Atlanta Police Dept
February 1, 2014


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