Police Officer Henry Nicholas Laxson

Police Officer Henry Nicholas Laxson

Clayton County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Henry Nicholas Laxson

Police Officer Henry Laxson was shot and killed as he and other officers responded to a domestic violence and shooting call in the 3600 block of Jervis Court in Rex at about 8:40 pm.

The first officers to arrive on the scene encountered a 12-year-old boy who had been shot in the face. Despite his injuries, the boy was able to lead officers to his house. As the officers approached the house, a man opened fire from inside before retreating inside toward the back of the home.

Officer Laxson, along with other members of the Tactical Unit, were approaching the home from the rear when they encountered the man at the rear of the house. The man opened fire a second time, fatally wounding Officer Laxson and wounding another officer. Despite their wounds, the officers were able to return fire and kill the subject.

Both officers were transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where Officer Laxson succumbed to his wounds.

Officer Laxson had been recognized as the Clayton County Police Department's Officer of the Quarter in October 2020. He is survived by his mom, dad, sister, and fiance.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 26223

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic, shots fired

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You were in a class of your own Lax, the hardest working cop Ive ever known. I had to leave this reflection after watching your dad stand in as Willy’s best man last night. I got to eat dinner and share a drink with your parents and fiancé. REST IN PEACE BRO

DRE Leonard Ekure
Clayton County Police, Georgia

October 15, 2022

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