Deputy Sheriff Moses Formwalt

Deputy Sheriff Moses Formwalt

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, May 1, 1852

Moses Formwalt

Deputy Moses Formwalt was stabbed to death by a prisoner he was escorting from the council chambers at the courthouse.

Deputy Formwalt had previously served as the first mayor of Atlanta, from 1848 to 1849, after the city was renamed from Marthasville. A city street was named in his honor.

Deputy Formwalt had served with the agency for one year and is buried in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for serving Atlanta both as mayor and as our deputy when we had no police department yet. Because of your service , Atlanta was able to move forward into major city from country town. Then protecting the citizens of your new city.

Patrolman coxe
Atlanta police

January 13, 2018

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