Chief of Police Troy McDilda

Chief of Police Troy McDilda

Lyons Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 23, 1941

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Troy McDilda

Chief of Police Troy McDilda was shot and killed as he and two officers raided a home where moonshine was being sold illegally.

The home's owner came out of room and shot Chief McDilda in the chest with a 12-gauge shotgun at point-blank range. As the man attempted to reload his single-barrel shotgun one of other officers shot and killed him.

Chief McDilda had served with the Lyons Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

alcohol violation, search warrant

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Rest in peace Chief of Police McDilda.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 23, 2021

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