Marshal Ed Sims

Marshal Ed Sims

Maysville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, January 3, 1924

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Ed Sims

Marshal Sims was shot and killed by the son of a man he was attempting to arrest on a warrant at 3:30 pm.

Marshal Sims was walking to town with his six-year-old son when he came across a father and son he had warrants for. As Marshal Sims attempted to arrest them, the son leveled a rifle at him and fired, striking him in the neck. As Marshal Sims fell, he got off a shot, hitting the shooter in the stomach.

Marshal Sims died almost immediately, and the shooter died five days later.

Marshal Sims had served with the Maysville Police Department for 24 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and three daughters.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Died from gunshot fired by Marshal Sims

arrest attempt, warrant

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Grandaughter of Marshall Sims daughter of son Charles E Sims. I remember summers in the 1940’s trips from northern Virginia to Georgia to see our Grandmother Pearl Sims known to us as ‘Mom Pearl’ and many Aunts Uncles and Cousins. It leaves me with fond memories of all of our visits.

Grandaughter of Marshall Sims Daughter of Son Charles E Sims. My famil

June 20, 2021

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