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.

Bio

  • 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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Deputy Sheriff Kempson,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Coweta County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I,P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 14, 2021

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