Deputy Sheriff Daniel Stephen Ray, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Stephen Ray, Jr.

Houston County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, May 10, 1986

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Daniel Stephen Ray, Jr.

Deputy Ray was shot and killed by a jail trustee who had stolen a .357 caliber service weapon from a patrol car. Deputy Ray was on duty at the County Confinement Facility when the suspect approached him and shot him in the head without warning. Deputy Ray had shared pizza with the suspect the night before.
Deputy Ray had been with the agency for less then one year.


  • Age 20
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Danny and I were friends. He took my place at the jail when I moved to the Patrol Division. I was working the night we lost him.

Keith Kindle Perry PD Retired
Houston County Sheriff

May 13, 2020

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