Special Officer Gideon Littleton Mathis

Special Officer Gideon Littleton Mathis

Sandersville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, December 23, 1904

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Gideon Littleton Mathis

Special Officer Mathis was shot and killed on Jernigan Street by a man he was attempting to arrest for his refusal to submit to compulsory vaccination. The suspect was captured by a posse one mile north of town and lodged in the county jail. He was tried and acquitted.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in Peace, Special Officer Mathis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

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