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 beating his wife.

As Sheriff Dunham walked up to the man's front door, the man shot him in the face 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

arrest attempt, domestic

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Just discovered this to be a direct relative of mine, but my family and I are trying to track his genealogy back. Does anyone know who his parents were?

William Woodard
Great-Great Grandson

May 13, 2023

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