Sheriff George Edward Goare

Sheriff George Edward Goare

Webster County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, April 11, 1985

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George Edward Goare

Sheriff George Goare was shot and killed with his own weapon while transporting a 19-year-old youth to Richland, Georgia, while investigating a murder.

The youth, who had been charged with murdering a man six days earlier, had agreed to show the sheriff the location of the murder weapon. The suspect, who was riding in the back seat, reached into the front seat, grabbed Sheriff Goare's gun, and shot him. The suspect, still handcuffed, was arrested at his mother's home the next day.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of felony murder and sentenced to two life terms plus ten years.

Sheriff Goare was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 903A

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life imprisonment

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George Edward. I had left As Chief of Police in Richland and was Chief in West Point when you was Murdered. I always remember the great times we had in Richland and Preston during our time working next door to each other. You were a true LAWMAN. Thank you for all you did

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point Ga P.D.

September 9, 2017

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