Special Agent Garland E. Fields

Special Agent Garland E. Fields

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, March 3, 1948

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Garland E. Fields

Special Agent Garland Fields was shot and killed during an investigation in Swainsboro, Georgia, while making a routine check on a stranger attempting to sell a rifle at a cafe.

Agent Fields happened to be eating at the cafe during the sale. A five state alarm followed the shooting and resulted in the capture of the two suspects and their female companions near Keysville.

Agent Fields had been with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for only three weeks. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Garland is my biological grandfather.

It is a tragic thing when someone is killed in the line of duty as he was. It can, and does, affects generations.

My mother, his daughter, was not yet 3 when he was killed. She never had the chance to know him.

I can not imagine how it affected the lives of his wife and their two daughters. It is 71-years later and my heart still goes out to them.

You have been missed.

Richard Augustine

March 24, 2019

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