Deputy Sheriff Willie Bazel Jones

Deputy Sheriff Willie Bazel Jones

Candler County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, November 7, 1945

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Willie Bazel Jones

Deputy Sheriff Willie Jones and Sheriff Tom Brantley were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a subject at his home.

The man's wife had obtained a warrant for assault with intent to murder as the result. As Sheriff Brantley and Deputy Jones approached the house an acquaintance of the man exited and informed them that the man had a loaded shotgun inside. As the officers walked on the porch the man opened fire, killing them both.

The subject was convicted of two counts of murder and executed in the electric chair on November 8th, 1946.

Deputy Jones was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1946

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Deputy Sheriff Jones,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Candler County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 7, 2020

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