Detective George Wayman Hester

Detective George Wayman Hester

Ocilla Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, September 12, 1996

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George Wayman Hester

Detective Wayman Hester was shot and killed by a murder suspect on Fletcher Avenue in Mystic.

The suspect was hiding in a closet, and as Detective Hester entered the room, he was shot. Backup officers on the scene shot and killed the suspect.

Detective Hester was a United States Navy Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Ocilla Police Department for 6 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 08
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, juvenile offender, murder suspect

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Det. Hester,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy-especially during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2023

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