Police Officer Paramhans Dineshchandra Desai

Police Officer Paramhans Dineshchandra Desai

Henry County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 8, 2021

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Paramhans Dineshchandra Desai

Police Officer Paramhans Desai succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained at about 6:00 pm on November 4th, 2021, while responding to a domestic violence call near the intersection of Keys Ferry Road and Floresta Drive in McDonough.

Officer Desai was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he remained on life support until succumbing to his wounds on November 8th, 2021. After his passing, he continued to serve his community by having all his organs donated to save 11 lives.

The subject who shot Officer Desai fled the area and remained at large for five days. He committed suicide after barricading himself inside a home in Clayton County as officers attempted to take him into custody.

Officer Desai had served for the Henry County Police Department for one year and had previously served with the DeKalb County Police Department for one year and the Georgia Department of Corrections for 15 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and a sister.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge 7951

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 4, 2021
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide



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Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

December 24, 2021

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