Policeman Tinnian Register

Policeman Tinnian Register

Homerville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, June 10, 1964

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Tinnian Register

Policeman Tinnian Register was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding in front of city hall at 2020 hours. He had been chasing the vehicle around the city until it stopped. He approached the suspect and attempted to give him a speeding ticket. When the suspect refused to take the ticket Policeman Register put it into the suspect's pocket. The suspect then produced a shotgun from the cab of the truck and shot Policeman Register in the back of the head. The Homerville police chief, coming to assist Policeman Register just as he was shot, arrested the suspect.

On October 9, 1964, the suspect, 22, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on June 1, 1971, and died two years later.

Policeman Register had been with the agency for 14 months and was survived by his wife, daughter, and three sons.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Paroled in 1971

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I LIVED NEXT DOOR TO MR Tinnian Register when I was a young boy.I remember Him his wife & son William.They were super nice people.My Mother told me Mr Register was not afraid of anything but was a Very good person.Prayers to all family & friends.

Don Hogan

November 26, 2016

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