Detective Touré Nkrumah Heywood

Detective Touré Nkrumah Heywood

Georgia State University Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, May 28, 2015

Touré Nkrumah Heywood

Detective Touré Heywood succumbed to injuries sustained 12 years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop.

He had stepped in front of the vehicle to instruct the driver to backup off of a crosswalk. The driver instead put the vehicle into drive and intentionally struck Detective Heywood before fleeing. The driver fled the scene but was apprehended later in the day.

Detective Heywood's health continued to deteriorate as a result of the incident. On May 28th, 2015, he passed away while undergoing organ transplant surgery to replace his stomach, liver, pancreas, upper bowel and lower bowel.

Detective Heywood was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had previously served as a corrections officer before joining the Georgia State University Police Department. Following the crash he became a member of the East Point Police Department, where he served as a detective at the time of his passing.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 30, 2003
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

traffic stop

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Thank you all for your expressions of regards for Toure', our beacon of hope.
Memories entomb the pain,
joy is only fleeting
Joy is but a molecule of energy expended

Memories filter out
subtley,shading and complexity
Memories distort and oversimplify
As we seek out the essential
from the incidental,
to recall the profoud

In works of consequence, we index
the empowering memories,to plumb our circumstances..

Carlton Heywood & Gloria Heywood

Carlton Heywood
Father & Mother

December 18, 2015

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