Deputy Sheriff Elmer Willis

Deputy Sheriff Elmer Willis

Madison County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1974

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Elmer Willis

Deputy Sheriff Elmer Willis was shot and killed while seated in his patrol car during a traffic stop on Pump Station Road.

Two subjects opened fire on him, striking him in the back and neck five times. One of the men died in prison while serving his sentence for Deputy Willis' murder.

Deputy Willis was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Madison County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 721
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Deceased

traffic stop

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