Police Officer S. C. "Shorty" Goss

Police Officer S. C. "Shorty" Goss

Gordon County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, April 24, 1924

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S. C. "Shorty" Goss

Officer "Shorty" Goss was shot and killed while conducting a liquor raid at a home near Weldon's Bend at 10;00 p.m.

He was struck in the head by a shot from a .22 caliber rifle.

The suspect, age 37, was eventually arrested and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled on January 9, 1933.

Officer Goss was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1933

Raid, warrant

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Officer Goss,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gordon County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 24, 2024

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