Detective Samuel Milton Guy

Detective Samuel Milton Guy

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 7, 1975

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Samuel Milton Guy

Detective Guy was shot and killed while moonlighting at a local hotel. He confronted two men who were robbing the cashier and was shot in the shoulder and thigh. The suspects then stole his pistol and $275 from the register. The suspects remained free for 24 years until an anonymous tipster confirmed evidence implicating them.

Both suspects were arrested in 1999 and charged with murder. In April 2002 one of the suspects was found guilty of assault with intent to rob and sentenced to 12 years. That suspect also turned state's witness against the other suspect, who was convicted of murder and faces life in prison.

Detective Guy had been with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and son, also an officer with the agency when he was killed, and two daughters.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Arrested after 24 years


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It doesn't matter how long ago a police is murdered. Weather it was yesterday or 50 years ago, it's our officers willing to put their lives on the line that secure our cities safety at all cost. To all our fallen hero, it's simply not enough to say we salute you or thank you. Our appreciation needs to be in support of all officers on duty and to the families of the fallen. To the family of Sam Guy, I honor your father, husband with his picture on my cell phone for 2 weeks.
I thank God for such men and women. I wish I could say better words. Thank you all.

Ret. Corp. Dan Chamberlain

January 7, 2020

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