Deputy Sheriff James Albert Kempson

Deputy Sheriff James Albert Kempson

Coweta County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, May 14, 1921

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James Albert Kempson

Deputy James Kempson was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man wanted for theft. The suspect opened fire on him, striking him five times. The man then took Deputy Kempson's gun and shot him several more times as he lay in a ditch.

Deputy Kempson was taken to his home where he succumbed to his wounds four days later. The suspect was shot and killed by a posse.

Deputy Kempson had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 11, 1921
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Grand Uncle James Albert Kempson.
You will never be forgotten, my Grandfather Cecil Herbert, your brother that loved you so, his son, my father George Albert Kempson, spoke of you often.
Thank you for your service to the Senoia, Coweta, GA area.

Brenda Gail Kempson-Sims
Grand niece

November 21, 2017

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