Police Officer James A. Manier

Police Officer James A. Manier

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, December 6, 1907

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James A. Manier

Police Officer James Manier was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man on Haynes Street, near Peters Street. Officer Manier was standing in front of a store when the man approached, cursing as he walked towards the officer. When Officer Manier grabbed the man by the belt to arrest him the man suddenly produced a revolver and shot him in the face. Officer Manier was killed instantly.

The suspect tried to flee but was chased by the store owner and apprehended a short distance away.

The suspect was convicted of Officer Manier's murder and sentenced to death. He was hanged at the Fulton County Jail on March 18, 1908.

Officer Manier had served with the agency for 10 years and was survived by his wife, who witnessed the murder, and young son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1908

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Rest in peace Officer Manier. So tragic your wife witnessed your life being taken!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 14, 2019

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