Police Officer Thomas George Timmons

Police Officer Thomas George Timmons

Augusta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 7, 1934

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Thomas George Timmons

Police Officer Thomas Timmons was shot and killed while questioning a burglary suspect.

At approximately 10:00 pm a male suspect entered Bell & Company Grocery located at Railroad Avenue and Harper Street and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect was armed with a .45 caliber handgun and stole $15.00 in cash. Following the robbery, the suspect fled on foot and was pursued by a store clerk who was also armed with a handgun.

While the clerk was pursuing the suspect, Officer Timmons was riding by on his police motorcycle and also began pursuing the suspect. As Officer Timmons approached the suspect, the man turned and shot him in the chest at close range. The store clerk fired at the suspect but missed. The suspect then escaped in a waiting vehicle. Officer Timmons was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Following an investigation, authorities identified the suspect whose identity was confirmed by the store clerk as the person who robbed the grocery store and shot Officer Timmons. The suspect was apprehended by detectives and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Timmons had served with the Augusta Police Department for approximately five years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 171

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

robbery

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