Chief of Police W. H. Forrest

Chief of Police W. H. Forrest

Cordele Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, February 16, 1909

W. H. Forrest

Chief Forrest was assassinated outside of a hotel in Cordele. The gunman immediately surrendered to the sheriff.

The suspect was the son of the previous police chief who held the office for many years, having only recently been defeated by Chief Forrest for the office. On May 27, 1909, the suspect was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Chief Forrest was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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Rest in Peace, Chief Forrest. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

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