Guard Joseph Coody

Guard Joseph Coody

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, March 21, 1912

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Joseph Coody

Guard Joseph Coody was killed by an inmate who attacked him with a shovel at a penitentiary convict camp one mile outside of 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 sheriff's deputies when a mob of 50 men seized and lynched him.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

escape attempt

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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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