Deputy Sheriff P. J. Lappin

Deputy Sheriff P. J. Lappin

Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, July 23, 1933

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P. J. Lappin

Deputy Sheriff P.J. Lappin was shot and killed in Auraria while attempting to arrest a drunk man who had threatened to kill a local merchant. The man opened fire on Deputy Lappin killing him instantly. The victim of the original threat and another man subdued the subject and handed him over to the county sheriff.

The suspect, 29, was convicted of murder and sent to prison. He was paroled on September 30, 1936.

Deputy Lappin had been sworn in only two days earlier.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1936


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Deputy Sheriff Lappin,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lumpkin County.


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July 23, 2023

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