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Assistant Chief of Police George Anton Krauss | Glynn County Police Department, Georgia Glynn County Police Department, Georgia

Assistant Chief of Police

George Anton Krauss

Glynn County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 17, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Assistant Chief of Police George Krauss and Police Officer James Coleman were was shot and killed after arresting two drunk men at a local bar. The two officers had been sent to the bar after receiving reports that two truckers were drunk and making a disturbance.

As Officer Coleman walked the two suspects to the police car the bar owner began arguing with Assistant Chief Krauss. Assistant Chief Krauss broke off the argument and started walking towards the car and Officer Coleman. The bar owner suddenly opened fire on Assistant Chief Krauss. The round went through him, killing him instantly, and then struck Officer Coleman in the stomach.

Officer Coleman then returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect, but was also struck again in the hand and shoulder. Officer Coleman was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds five days later.

Assistant Chief Krauss was buried in Palmetto Cemetery. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Police Officer James Corbett Coleman
Glynn County Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Monday, December 22, 1941
Cause: Gunfire

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Asst. Chief Krauss,
On today, the 72nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Glynn County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 17, 2013

 

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