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Chief of Police Troy McDilda | Lyons Police Department, Georgia Lyons Police Department, Georgia

Chief of Police

Troy McDilda

Lyons Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 23, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief McDilda was shot and killed as he and two officers raided a home where moonshine was being sold illegally. The home's owner came out of room and shot Chief McDilda in the chest with a 12-gauge shotgun and point-blank range. As the suspect attempted to reload his single-barrel shotgun one of other officers shot and killed him.

Chief McDilda had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife.

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Rest in Peace, Chief McDilda. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
April 1, 2012

 

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