Deputy Sheriff James William Cantrell

Deputy Sheriff James William Cantrell

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, January 10, 1972

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James William Cantrell

Deputy Sheriff James Cantrell and Reserve Deputy Larry Mulkey were shot and killed after being abducted during a traffic stop.

Both deputies were found in the trunk of Deputy Cantrell's patrol car suffering from gunshot wounds to the head.

A piece of paper containing the tag number of the suspect's vehicle was found balled up in Deputy Mulkey's hand. This evidence led to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

traffic stop

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Bill was a good man doing a great job for his family, friends, Forsyth County. RIP BILL

Danny Reid

January 10, 2016

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