Correctional Officer Jack Wesley Cannon

Correctional Officer Jack Wesley Cannon

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 2009

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Jack Wesley Cannon

Correctional Officer Jack Cannon suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in an Emergency Response Team training exercise at Valdosta State Prison.

He was running on the prison's track when he collapsed shortly before noon. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officer Cannon had served with the Georgia Department of Corrections for four years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Officer Cannon,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Georgia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 20, 2019

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