Chief of Police John James Faircloth

Chief of Police John James Faircloth

Cadwell Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, February 6, 1944

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John James Faircloth

Chief Faircloth was shot and killed in a pistol duel with a man he attempted to arrest for being drunk in public. Chief Faircloth shot and killed the suspect

Chief Faircloth had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Chief Faircloth,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for for the citizens of Caldwell. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

February 6, 2019

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