County Policeman James Edwin McNair

County Policeman James Edwin McNair

Butts County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 23, 1925

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James Edwin McNair

County Policeman James McNair was shot and killed as he and several officers raided a liquor still.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. During the next six years he was awarded five retrials, each one ending with a conviction of murder and another death sentence. On January 10, 1933, Governor Richard Russell commuted his sentence to life.

The Butts County Police Department no longer exist.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in Peace, County Policeman McNair. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

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