Officer Charles J. Busby

Officer Charles J. Busby

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, August 28, 1959

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Charles J. Busby

Officer Charles Busby was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver on Marietta Boulevard, NW. The impact threw Officer Busby 459 feet.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of murder, speeding, and drunk driving. They were convicted but only served seven years of the sentence.

Officer Busby had served with the agency for nearly three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years, 11 months
  • Badge 1197

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted; served 7 years

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The people of Atlanta will never forget your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.

Major JP Morgan

August 29, 2016

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