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 George Hester was shot and killed by a murder suspect. 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 had served with the agency for 6 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 08

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Det. Hester,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ocilla. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 12, 2021

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