Police Officer Clois W. Lamb

Police Officer Clois W. Lamb

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 12, 1989

Clois W. Lamb

Police Officer Clois Lamb was on duty inside of the police station when a suspect entered and opened fire, killing him and wounding a second officer.

The suspect fled on foot but was arrested by other officers several blocks away. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life plus 20 years.

Officer Lamb had served with the Columbus Police Department for 3-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Hi Sonny,

It's been almost 28 years yet I still remember speaking with you for a brief moment after getting off morning watch. As usual you encouraged me and I made a joke about the Dodge Diplomat Patrol Vehicle and the bubble light. You laughed and went into HQ and I went home. I heard about the incident on the news after waking from a day of sleep. It hurt then and it still hurts now. May you rest peace and know you are not forgotten my friend.

Darrion Eshmon, Patrol Officer
Former CPD

July 30, 2017

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