Officer George Steve Watkins

Officer George Steve Watkins

Troy Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, November 26, 1981

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George Steve Watkins

Officer George Watkins was shot and killed after responding to a report of an elderly man shooting a gun.

Officers had responded to the scene earlier in the day for a similar report and took a gun from the man but did not arrest him because it was Thanksgiving Day. When Officer Watkins arrived the second time he was shot under the left arm, in an area not protected by his vest. Officer Watkins succumbed to his wounds in a local hospital.

The suspect was shot and killed after wounding two other officers.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I was in high school in Troy when Steve was killed. Though I didn’t know him well, not a Thanksgiving night goes by that I don’t think of him and his family.

Deputy Jonathan Spann
St. Clair County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office

November 26, 2020

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