Officer John Wesley Webb

Officer John Wesley Webb

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, March 16, 1919

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John Wesley Webb

Officer John Webb was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a car they suspected had stolen property in it. When the officers looked away the suspect pulled a gun, shot both officers and fled. Officer Webb was killed; his partner was wounded, but recovered. The suspect was later arrested in Detroit and convicted of murder. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Webb was one of the founding members of the DeKalb County Police Department before joining the department served as a Deputy Sheriff in the county. Officer Webb was survived by his wife and two sons and is buried in Lithonia City Cemetery, Lithonia, Dekalb County, Georgia.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Officer Webb,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of DeKalb County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 16, 2019

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