Chief Floyd H. Malone

Chief Floyd H. Malone

Jones County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, August 28, 1925

Floyd H. Malone

Chief County Policeman Floyd Malone and County Policeman Frank Tucker were shot to death while on a hunt for illicit stills.

The policemen had left Gray at an early morning hour to search for moonshiners in the southern part of the county. Twelve hours later their bullet riddled bodies were found at an abandoned mill near Haddock. Their bloodstained automobile was found nearby.

Nine men were arrested and charged with the murder of both officers. The Jones County Sheriff and a former Jones County policeman were arrested on a federal warrant charging them with conspiracy to violate the national prohibition law. They were accused of having entered into an agreement with a group of moonshiners to permit them to operate under police protection.

In 1914 the Georgia Sate Legislature authorized county commissioners to elect or appoint county policemen. The Jones County Police Department no longer exists.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us. God Bless You Police Chief Floyd Malone, and Policeman Frank Tucker, your community and the State of Georgia Police Depts.

grateful civilian

August 28, 2015

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