Officer Joseph Frank Sykes, Jr.

Officer Joseph Frank Sykes, Jr.

East Point Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, June 2, 1969

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Joseph Frank Sykes, Jr.

Officer Sykes was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to another accident. A vehicle struck his motorcycle, causing a fatal head injury. Officer Sykes was not wearing a helmet as they were not required or considered a piece of safety equipment at the time.

Officer Joseph Sykes had been with the agency for three years.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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