Correctional Officer James Grover Henderson, Jr.

Correctional Officer James Grover Henderson, Jr.

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 2002

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James Grover Henderson, Jr.

Officer James Henderson succumbed to injuries received two weeks earlier when he was attacked and beaten by an inmate at the Georgia State Prison in Reidsville, Georgia.

The incident occurred at approximately 2330 hours when he told the inmate to return to his cell for the night. Another officer was also injured when he came to Officer Henderson's assistance. The prisoner was working as an orderly at the time and was responsible for cleaning the cell block.

The inmate, serving a sentence for armed robbery, had already received a three-year extension as a result of several attacks on other guards. He was convicted of first-degree murder and received a life sentence with no possibility of parole.

Officer Henderson had been employed with the Georgia Department of Corrections for eight years. He is survived by his 10-year-old daughter.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 1967

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, May 21, 2002
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Henderson,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the 1991 Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 3, 2022

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