Patrolman J. Grady Favors

Patrolman J. Grady Favors

Macon Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, August 20, 1942

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J. Grady Favors

Patrolman Favors was shot and killed as he and a military policeman attempted to question an AWOL soldier at the city bus station. The military policeman was also wounded in the shooting.

The suspect fled to a freight yard southeast of Macon where he was located by five auxiliary policemen. He was shot in the leg as he attempted to flee into the water of Tuft Springs. He was taken into custody by the auxiliary policemen.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair July 19, 1943.

Patrolman Favors was survived by his daughter, son, four sisters, and two brothers.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1943

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 16, 2013

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