Patrolman Julian Reed "Jack" Palmer

Patrolman Julian Reed "Jack" Palmer

Moultrie Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, August 23, 1934

Julian Reed "Jack" Palmer

Patrolman Jack Palmer succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained as the result of a motorcycle crash while on duty.

His police motorcycle collided with another vehicle and his revolver was dislodged as a result of the impact. The revolver discharged when it struck the ground and the round struck Patrolman Palmer in the abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital where he died shortly after undergoing surgery.

Patrolman Palmer had previously served with the Tallahassee, Florida, Police Department before joining the Moultrie Police Department. He was survived by his wife, father, and several siblings.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

accidental discharge

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Officer Palmer, I am glad you are now honored here. Thank you for your service and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful. God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 29, 2017

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