Officer Jimmy Lee Bland

Officer Jimmy Lee Bland

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, September 26, 1966

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Jimmy Lee Bland

Officer Jimmy Bland was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver. The suspect served a 15-year prison sentence and was released in 1981.

Officer Bland had served with the Savannah Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Released after serving sentence

drunk driver, motorcycle

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 26, 2020

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