Detective Garland Lindwood Joyner, Jr.

Detective Garland Lindwood Joyner, Jr.

Portsmouth Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, March 18, 1984

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Garland Lindwood Joyner, Jr.

Detective Garland Joyner was shot and killed in North Carolina while conducting an investigation.

His body was locate in Warwick Creek, which borders the Gates County - Chowan County line, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Although his was initially ruled a suicide, it was reclassified a homicide in 2014 after new evidence emerged indicating he was following leads on an active investigation.

His killer(s) remain unidentified and at large.

Detective Joyner was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Portsmouth Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 131
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Carolina
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Garland, I had no idea that you had left us. You took me as a friend in 1972 and I appreciated it. My regards to your family and our PPD kin. I continue to display a LEM license plate.
Chuck Hladik

ChucK Hladik
Portsmouth P.D.

April 30, 2016

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