Deputy Sheriff Henry Eugene Privett

Deputy Sheriff Henry Eugene Privett

Fulton County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1962

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Henry Eugene Privett

Deputy Sheriff Henry Privett was shot and killed with his own service weapon by a prisoner who was attempting to escape the Fulton County Jail at 1035 Jefferson Street NW.

He was sitting in an office completing paperwork when the prisoner entered, gained control of his weapon, and shot him in the arm and chest. Deputy Privett was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Deputy Privett was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and had served with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office for four years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

escape attempt

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Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 11, 2020

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