Police Officer Christopher Bieker May

Police Officer Christopher Bieker May

Fulton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 19, 1991

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Christopher Bieker May

Police Officer Christopher May was shot and killed after he responded to a shooting in a residential neighborhood on River Valley Road.

Although responding officers had initially thought it was a drive-by shooting, a woman had been shot while sitting in her yard by a mentally ill next-door neighbor with a high-powered rifle.

As Officer May approached in an attempt to interview those at the neighbor's home at 6 p.m., the suspect shot him in the face at close range from an ambush position in the garage. The suspect was shot and killed several hours later during a SWAT team raid at the residence.

Officer May had served with the Fulton County Police Department for three years. He was survived by his parents, brother, and grandparents.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 188

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I Can't believe, when we were at College, our career paths, would follow the same trail. You, my beloved, best friend, and Best Scout. I hear our songs, and think of our wonderful times together. I hear you yell, "Wait-up", as we left the campus, after your graduation. I still see you fanning you suit jacket, and being so proud of the label! Haha. I can see your "pass", ticket, for Senior Comps, on the top of the T.V. so any small words. Song lyrics, sunlight filtering through the trees. Visiting campus, where we walked the nights away
All reminders of you and our times together.
They say time heals all wounds, but for me, the longer you're gone, the more I miss you. I'll come by, for your birthday, and have our chat and hugs. Much love and Honor. V. (S.)

Cpl. (R) Vicki Norris
Bartholomew County Sheriff Department

August 20, 2019

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