Town Marshal James W. "Jim" Hammond

Town Marshal James W. "Jim" Hammond

Statham Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, February 1, 1907

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James W. "Jim" Hammond

Town Marshal Jim Hammond was shot and killed by a subject he had found sleeping on the railroad tracks.

When the man woke up he produced a handgun and shot Marshal Hammond in the chest, killing him. He was arrested and charged with Marshal Hammond's murder. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years


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Town Marshal Hammond, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 6, 2019

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