Patrolman Howard Thomas Horton

Patrolman Howard Thomas Horton

Hogansville Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, February 26, 1972

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Howard Thomas Horton

Patrolman Howard Horton was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest.

The suspect was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman Horton was a veteran of World War II and served with the Hogansville Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

arrest attempt

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Patrolman Horton,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the the U.S. Army in Europe as a member of the 95th Infantry Division-the “Victory” Division which the 377th Infantry Regiment was a part of fighting the Germans during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 26, 2022

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