Deputy Sheriff Walter C. Byrd

Deputy Sheriff Walter C. Byrd

Bibb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, July 29, 1922

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Walter C. Byrd

Deputy Sheriff Walter Byrd was shot and killed as he was walking out of a pool room in Macon. The suspect was captured the next day in Griffin.

The officers who captured the suspect were escorting him back to Macon when they were surrounded by an angry mob near Holton. The mob seized and shot the suspect to death.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Deputy Sheriff Byrd,
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 Bibb County.


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July 29, 2022

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