Acting Chief of Police George Albert DeLoach, Sr.

Acting Chief of Police George Albert DeLoach, Sr.

Childersburg Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, December 30, 1942

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George Albert DeLoach, Sr.

Officer G. Albert DeLoach and Officer J.O. Hammett were shot and killed in a restaurant by the proprietor.

The man became angry and shot both officers when Officer Deloach warned one of his customers to leave town, or she would go to jail. The suspect surrendered to the local sheriff a short time later.

The suspect was charged with two counts of murder. The result of his trial for the murder of Officer Hammett was a manslaughter conviction. He was sentenced to 9 years and 11 months in prison.

Officer DeLoach was a United States Army WWI veteran and was the acting Chief of Police of Childersburg Police Department when he died. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter


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Acting Chief DeLoach,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 30, 2022

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