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Trooper Roy Cecil Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

Trooper

Roy Cecil "Bull" Massey

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 16, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 115

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Trooper Cecil Massey, Sergeant Charles Gray, and Trooper Harvey Nicholson were killed when their department vehicle was struck by another car at the intersection of Highway 55 and Highway 45 in Calhoun County. The troopers were returning from a pistol match in Americus, Georgia.

Trooper Nicholson died two days later from his injuries.

Trooper Massey was a WWII veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart. He had served with the Georgia State Patrol for 12 years and had previously served four years with the Thomasville Police Department and two years with the U.S. Army Military Police. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Sergeant Charles E. Gray
Georgia State Patrol, Georgia
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 16, 1961
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Trooper Harvey L. Nicholson
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End of Watch: Friday, August 18, 1961
Cause: Automobile crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 22, 2013

 

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