Officer James Millard Cannon

Officer James Millard Cannon

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, June 17, 1973

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James Millard Cannon

Officer James Cannon was killed in a motorcycle crash while on patrol at Memorial Drive and Woods Street, SE, at 2 pm.

Patrolman Cannon was traveling east on Memorial Drive when a vehicle traveling west attempted to turn left and struck the motorcycle. He was transported to Grady Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds upon arrival.

The driver was unlicensed.

Officer Cannon had served with the Atlanta Police Department, assigned to the motorcycle squad for only four months. He was survived by his wife and six-month-old child.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

juvenile offender, routine driving

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Officer Cannon,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Atlanta. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 17, 2023

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