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Officer Dessie Kea | Vidalia Police Department, Georgia Vidalia Police Department, Georgia

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Dessie Kea

Vidalia Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, March 17, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Officer Kea was shot and killed by a suspect who was hiding under a house. The suspect opened fire on Officer Kea with a .22 caliber rifle as he walked around the house into the back yard.

Officer Kea had served in law enforcement for over 20 years. He had previously served with the Toombs County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, grandson, and three siblings.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Kea. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 3, 2012

 

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