Chief of Police Jack A. Samuels

Chief of Police Jack A. Samuels

Waynesboro Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, June 23, 1918

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Jack A. Samuels

Chief of Police Jack Samuels was shot and killed as he and other officers raided a blind tiger in search of illegal whiskey. A member of the raiding posse was also shot and critically wounded. The suspect, who opened fire fire from a chimney he was hiding in, was shot and killed.

Chief Samuels had served with the Waynesboro Police Department for six years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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A century ago today, Chief Jack Samuels gave his life in pursuit of his duties. We are grateful for his service and note his passing. His assailant is long forgotten.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

June 23, 2018

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