Police Officer Norman Murkerson

Police Officer Norman Murkerson

Bainbridge Department of Public Safety, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, November 17, 1953

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Norman Murkerson

Police Officer Norman Murkerson succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day while pursuing a traffic violator.

His motorcycle struck a pothole, causing him to crash.

Officer Murkerson was a U.S Marine Corps Veteran of WWII and had served with the Bainbridge Department of Public Safety for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile; Motorcycle
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Murkerson thank you for your service, although I never knew you and you were killed in this traffic accident some two months before I was born, I did know your widow Ms. Mavis Murkerson who later became deputy sheriff under Sheriff Shorty Phllips in Decatur, County. I knew your daughter Gay Murkerson and your two sons Jerry Murkerson and Al Murkerson. I became an officer with the Bainbridge Police Department in 1972 and served there until 2012. I was honored to know your widow Ms. Mavis Murkerson who later remarried Norwood Williams and they had a daughter June Williams who was like a sister to me. I knew the Norwood and Mavis Williams family through Calvary Baptist Church where we were all members back in the day. Ms. Williams still is a member and is one of the finest ladies you will ever meet. .

Major (retired) Walter R. Landrum
Bainbridge Public Safety Department

May 20, 2016

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