Sheriff George W. Dunham

Sheriff George W. Dunham

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, May 20, 1895

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George W. Dunham

Sheriff George Dunham was shot and killed by a man he attempted to arrest on a warrant for wife beating. As Sheriff Dunham walked up to the man's front door, the man shot him in the face with with a double-barreled shotgun.

The suspect had originally escaped to Florida after shooting Sheriff Dunham, but returned to Georgia and was apprehended after assaulting the Deputy who had assisted Sheriff Dunham during the arrest attempt.

The next day the suspect was shot and killed when he opened fire on members of a posse who had him cornered in a swamp.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sheriff Dunham,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Montgomery County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 20, 2020

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