Police Officer Sean Louis Callahan

Police Officer Sean Louis Callahan

Clayton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Sean Louis Callahan

Police Officer Sean Callahan succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day during a foot pursuit in Stockbridge at approximately 2:15 pm.

He and other officers had responded to a domestic disturbance at a motel on Davidson Parkway. As officers attempted to arrest the male subject, he began to resist and fled on foot. The officers chased the man around the motel, where the subject opened fire, striking Officer Callahan in the head twice. Other officers returned fire, killing the subject. The subject had a long criminal history and had just been released from prison seven months earlier.

Officer Callahan was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds the following morning.

The subject's wife resisted arrest and, through her actions, helped her husband flee. She was convicted of felony murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officer Callahan had only served with the Clayton County Police Department for four months. He was survived by his mother, stepfather, and sister.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge 23015

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, December 17, 2012
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, convicted felon, domestic, foot pursuit, parolee

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Hard to believe 11 years have gone by since losing you on this day. You're still in my thoughts as always, brother. Requiesce in pace.

Gerald Gifford
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December 18, 2023

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