Officer Larry Eugene Quinn

Officer Larry Eugene Quinn

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, February 4, 1973

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Larry Eugene Quinn

Officer Larry Quinn was intentionally struck by a vehicle being operated by an escaped prisoner.

He was armed with his shotgun and positioned outside his patrol vehicle awaiting the arrival of the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Buford Highway and Briarwood Road. When the suspect saw the officer, he drove his vehicle into the officer, killing him. The suspect was convicted of charges in connection with Officer Quinn's death.

Officer Quinn had served with the agency for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted


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As I sit in my black & white listening to the radio, waiting...waiting for God knows what...I read your story and I feel the dedication and service you most likely felt many years ago when you responded to that call after sitting and listening...ever ready, ever vigilant, a true hero and guardian. You are remembered and you are cherished...RIP SIR

Corporal Chaz Williams
Amarillo Police Dept.

February 4, 2015

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