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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