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 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 and point-blank range. As the suspect attempted to reload his single-barrel shotgun one of other officers shot and killed him.

Chief McDilda had served with the agency for 3 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

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Hello. Thank you for your service to your community. I found some very interesting information on yesterday afternoon. Some of my ancestors were named McDilda because my 4th great-grandparents were Elias McDilda and his wife Sabra Bowen. Their daughter was Mary McDilda and she was married to Irving Jackson Colson Hodges. Your ancestor was one of her first cousins. My 2nd great-grandmother was Georgia Missouri Hodges and she was married to Jefferson Forrest Smith. My great-grandmother was a second cousin of you and her name was Lilly Virginia Smith. She was married to James Alexander Tippins. Their daughter was Georgia "Myrtle" Tippins and she was married to Clyde Edenfield. Their son is my dad and this makes me your 3rd cousin three times removed. RIP cousin Troy.

J Elaine Edenfield
2nd cousin 3 times removed

June 4, 2019

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