Chief of Police Will Hannah

Chief of Police Will Hannah

Dalton Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 1899

Will Hannah

Chief Will Hannah was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for selling illegal liquor.

Chief Hannah rode to the man's house on horseback and located the man in a ravine at the foot of Mount Rachel. The chief was shot in the chest with a shotgun loaded with squirrel shot by the man as he chased him. The suspect fled and wasn't located for 26 years when it was learned he was in jail in Texas. The suspect was returned to Georgia in 1925 to stand trial for Chief Hannah's murder.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in Peace, Chief Hannah. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 25, 2012

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