Trooper James David Young

Trooper James David Young

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, May 4, 1975

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James David Young

Trooper Young and Sergeant Willis Haralson, of the Cordele Police Department, Georgia, were shot and killed by a suspect who had managed to gain control of Trooper Young's service weapon. Trooper Young had arrested the man and brought him to the Cordele Police Department for a breath test when the suspect attacked the trooper.

The suspect was later apprehended and sentenced to life but served only 14 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 481

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Served 14 years

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My deepest sympathies and condolences to the family members of Trooper Young. Did to his dedicated service in protecting his community he has earned his place in Heaven. Thank you for your service.

First Sergeant Tom Webb, Retired
New York State Police

January 27, 2018

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