Officer G. A. DeLoach

Officer G. A. DeLoach

Childersburg Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, December 1, 1942

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G. A. DeLoach

Officer 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 survived by his wife and seven children.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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I am still devastated by this tragedy! I am the granddaughter of George Albert DeLoach. My dad was left without a father and I did not have my grandfather my entire life. Our entire family was at a loss. Thank you all for remembering his service for his community and his country.

Cathy Morris
Granddaughter

June 25, 2021

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