Deputy Sheriff George Clem Douglas

Deputy Sheriff George Clem Douglas

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, August 27, 1921

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George Clem Douglas

Deputy Sheriff George Douglas was shot and killed while he and his son attempted to serve an arrest warrant on a man at dredging camp at the head of the Miami Canal in the Bare Beach area (modern-day Lake Harbor).

Both Deputy Douglas and his son were shot but only Deputy Douglas died as a result.

Deputy Douglas had served the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for just one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

warrant service

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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