Police Officer Clois W. Lamb

Police Officer Clois W. Lamb

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 12, 1989

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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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Hello Sonny,

It's been 33 years since your passing. You was an awesome recruiter and a great guy. I think about you often and I will never forget. You made a difference in my. I'm about to retire after 34 years. You got me into police work. You still live in my heart. December 12, 1989, is a day I will never forget. You and I spoke that morning after I had finished morning watch and as usual you were friendly. We laughed for a minute and I went to get some rest. Later that afternoon I learned you had finished your tour. Policing has changed a lot in 34 years; however, some of us are still active. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. You are not forgotten Patrolmen!

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March 4, 2022

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