Sergeant Major George W. Harrelson

Sergeant Major George W. Harrelson

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, August 15, 1952

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George W. Harrelson

Sergeant Harrelson was killed in an automobile accident while on patrol near the intersection of Howell Street and Houston Street (Present day John Wesley Dobbs Avenue) in Atlanta.

Sergeant Harrelson had served with the Georgia State Patrol for nine years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 26

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I became friends with the four children and widow of Sgt. Maj.
Harrelson in 1954, well after his tragic accident. The oldest two were twin brothers and we were classmates in elementary and high school. The family of Sgt. Major. Harrelson were rightfully proud of the position and dedication of this honorable man.

Lieutenant Commander, USN, Ret.
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November 27, 2021

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