Deputy Sheriff Tony Reed Wilder

Deputy Sheriff Tony Reed Wilder

Colquitt County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 1986

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Tony Reed Wilder

Deputy Tony Wilder was shot and killed while he and several other deputies attempted to serve a committal warrant on a man. The suspect opened fire with a rifle, fatally wounding Deputy Wilder. He then grabbed a shotgun and continued to fire, wounding three other deputies and two civilians before being shot and killed.

Deputy Wilder was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 69-N

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed


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As a newspaper editor, I knew Tony to be a smiling, friendly, professional, wonderful deputy. The day of his death, we were all stunned, but I still remember him.

Glynn Moore
Journalist who worked with him professionally

July 20, 2016

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