Officer Thomas Stanhope Atkisson

Officer Thomas Stanhope Atkisson

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 14, 1976

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Thomas Stanhope Atkisson

Officer Thomas Atkisson was killed when his patrol car struck a utility pole on Ashford-Dunwoody Road, near Perimeter Mall, while in pursuit of a motorcycle.

Officer Atkisson was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 677
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Today makes 45 years that you lost your life doing what you took that oath to do!! I miss you and think of you every day!! You were my husband, my love, and my life!! Til we meet again!! I will always love you!!

Susan Wallace Atkisson Wilson

December 14, 2021

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