Guard Clarence Cox

Guard Clarence Cox

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 8, 1943

Clarence Cox

Guard Clarence Cox was shot and killed during an escape attempt from the state prison road camp in Douglas, Georgia.

A prison trustee used his privilege to access a prison office, where he obtained a gun. He held several employees at gunpoint, which allowed 10 additional inmates to raid the camp arsenal and steal seven shotguns and all of the ammunition.

As the group attempted to flee they ordered Guard Cox to drop his gun. He was then shot in the abdomen by a blast from a shotgun as he opened fire on the escapees. He was transported to a local hospital where he died the following day.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 7, 1943
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Arrested

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This man was my Grandfather on my mothers side of the family. Knowing all of his children, I know that he was a kind hearted man that loved family. Rest In Peace Granddaddy.

Granddaughter Krista E. Ruth

September 25, 2014

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