Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray Herring

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray Herring

Camden County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, August 30, 1974

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Dennis Ray Herring

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Herring was shot and killed as he and another deputy responded to a disturbance at a home on State Highway 49 in Browntown at about 12:10 pm.

Deputy Herring volunteered for the call despite having finished his shift because he was familiar with the house. When they arrived at the home they encountered a man experiencing delusions while firing a shotgun in the house and claiming that his parents were dead inside. As Deputy Herring stepped onto the front porch the man shot him with a shotgun.

The subject was apprehended and convicted of Deputy Herring's murder.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Convicted of murder

disturbance, EDP, weapons violation

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