Guard Clyde M. Gresham

Guard Clyde M. Gresham

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, August 29, 1936

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Clyde M. Gresham

Guard Clyde Gresham was shot and killed during an escape attempt from a chain gang working near the intersection of Springdale Road and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta.

Two prisoners overpowered one of the three guards and took his revolver. When Guard Gresham came to his aid he was shot and killed.

The inmates ran to a nearby intersection and held up a laundry truck. They were trailed to a nearby swamp where one of the men was killed in a shootout with officers. The second suspect was arrested.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

escape attempt

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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