Deputy Sheriff John Arthur Hazelton

Deputy Sheriff John Arthur Hazelton

Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, March 5, 1964

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John Arthur Hazelton

Deputy Sheriff John Hazelton was killed in a vehicle crash on Old Post Road and State Highway 32 in Glynn County while transporting a psychiatric patient.

Deputy Hazelton was traveling north with the patient and two of the patient's family members when he suffered a heart attack and was unable to stop his patrol car. His vehicle broadsided a station wagon with six men en route to work, skidded 37 feet, and then burst into flames.

Two other men also died, and seven men were injured.

Deputy Hazelton was a United States Navy WWII veteran and had served with the Camden County Sheriff's Office for six years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, brother, and sister.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

transport, vehicle crash

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Deputy Sheriff Hazelton,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 5, 2024

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