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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Brother, I'm sorry. I've been told had I continued when I didn't there would have been two officers down. But I can't help to think if I continued, you would still be here. When the call for help came out the first person I ran off the road was my actual mother. Brother I am so sorry. I feel sometimes I have let your family down along with you. I miss how you would go out of your way to come and speak with me, and I will forever miss the date you set for our families to come together to break bread... Im sorry, I love you, and I miss you. Please forgive me brother...

Cpl/Inv J.Cash
Henry County PD/ Your son

February 5, 2023

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