Captain Raymond Bussell Merritt

Captain Raymond Bussell Merritt

Tift County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, June 8, 1991

Raymond Bussell Merritt

Captain Raymond Merritt was shot and killed while answering a domestic disturbance call.

The suspect was apprehended and pleaded guilty to his murder.

Captain Merritt was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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You've been gone 24 years now.
Seems June 8, 1991 was so long ago, in other ways not long at all.
I think of you often and remember the good times.
I will never forget.

Rest Easy,

Lt. Colonel Robert Brannen
Tift County Ga. Sheriff's Office
serving since 1976

June 8, 2015

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