Deputy Sheriff Haven Blake Gammill

Deputy Sheriff Haven Blake Gammill

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, February 24, 2005

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Haven Blake Gammill

Deputy Haven Gammill was shot and killed while making an arrest at a home on Georgia Highway 5, near Amber Drive, in Douglasville.

He and several deputies went to serve a warrant on a man suspected of child molestation. After arresting the man in the living room, the deputies started to clear the rest of the home. As they cleared a back room, the man's stepfather pulled a gun and opened fire. Deputy Gammill was struck in the face. Another deputy returned fire and killed the stepfather. The man they were originally arresting was not wounded.

Deputy Gammill was flown to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Deputy Gammill had served with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his parents, fiancée, and two young children from a previous marriage, brother and a sister.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 591

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest, warrant

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I remember Blake Gammill as a catcher on the LBW baseball team in Andalusia, Alabama. He took his job on the team seriously, and was a pretty darn good catcher! I recall one night we talked Coach Helms into coaxing the team to the student center. He had the boys go "help" move tables. Little did Blake know, Ms. Vivian, a couple of baseball moms, and several of us girl Ensemble members had planned a surprise birthday party. Those were great times! Lots of memories!

Robyn Hamilton Reisnour. (Kevin N Robyn)

September 27, 2022

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