Policeman William Jim Stallings

Policeman William Jim Stallings

Bowdon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, July 16, 1944

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William Jim Stallings

Policeman William Stallings was shot and killed as he was walking with a suspect he had just arrested. The subject suddenly grabbed Policeman Stallings' sidearm and shot him three times. He fled the scene but later turned himself in.

On October 8, 1944, the suspect, 21, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled on February 8, 1964.

Policeman Stallings had served with the Bowdon Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife, six daughters, and one son.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1964


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My family is originally from Bowden, so I presume you are a distant relative. RIP. GSP 99 retired.

Captain Carlton Stallings
Georgia State Patrol, retired.

July 16, 2022

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