Guard Joseph Coody

Guard Joseph Coody

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, March 21, 1912

Joseph Coody

Guard Joseph Coody was killed by an inmate who attacked him with a shovel at a penitentiary convict camp near Cochran, Georgia. The inmate then seized Guard Coody's revolver and opened fire on two other guards who returned fire wounding the suspect.

Later that day the inmate was being taken to Hawkinsville by deputy sheriffs when a mob of fifty men seized their prisoner, hanged him from a telephone pole, and riddled his body with bullets.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Shovel
  • Offender Lynched

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he meant he world to me and to see him gone now... it just hurts because, it wasnt his fault that the inmate was arrested.

jamiya haper

November 2, 2017

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