Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Revenue Agent Carlton J. Peebles

Georgia Department of Revenue - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, February 6, 1970

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Reflections for Revenue Agent Carlton J. Peebles

You will always be a hero. The way you lived your life and served your community will always be admired. Rest in peace sir. You earned it

Fellow citizen

February 6, 2024

I am the widow of Carlton Peebles. It's been over 50 years. I don't remember some details of his murder b/c I was in shock that someone would force me to raise 2 little boys on my own. It happened near Valentines so I still reflect on that day. I returned to my teaching job with a heavy heart. My students had filled 2 chalk boards with hearts and love notes. A big thanks to those who helped me get through the hard times.

Widow of Carlton Peebles
Widow of downed officer

February 15, 2023

Agent Peebles,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Georgia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 6, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 6, 2020

His murderer was only convicted of voluntary manslaughter and served one year in prison? What a miscarriage of justice. A state agent was murdered.

Glenn Hester
Retired Glynn County Police

February 6, 2017

Agent Carlton J. Peebles was the first cousin of my father, Lamon Gillis, and my uncle, Franklin Gillis, who also were GA Department of Revenue agents and who grew up with Carlton. My father said he was the first agent to arrive on the scene after the murder to find his first cousin lying dead in a pool of blood. I was just a child at the time but I remember it so well because it affected our family so deeply, especially the outrage of the murderer being convicted of manslaughter and getting only 1 year in prison. You are not forgotten, Carlton, and there will be justice someday!

Pamela S. Gillis Gilbertz

October 26, 2016

Rest in Peace, Agent Peebles. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

You are a hero Sir, RIP Now.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 6, 2011


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

October 8, 2007

Thank you Sir, for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. You are a true Hero.

Sgt. T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA.

May 30, 2007

One year for killing a law enforcement officer is ridiculous! God will take care of justice on Judgement Day. Rest easy in God's loving embrace.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 21, 2006

You will always be my Hero.
Your Son
Carl John Peebles


May 11, 2006

Agent Peebles,
The man that killed you may have gotten off easy here on earth. He will not have it so easy when he has to answer to God for what he did. God bless you and keep you.

Patrolman Rick Thiot
Cullman, Alabama P.D.

February 11, 2005

Agent Peebles,
On this, the 35th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Georgia. It amazes me that a person who murders a Law Enforcement Officer and only gets one year in prison.


February 6, 2005

Dear Agent Peebles,

We all know of the peeks and valleys of life and that life is not always fair.

We come to this page because we are part of one big family - a family that loves together, prays together, and grieves together. God bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great nation.

Thank you for your protection both on earth and from above. We will meet someday, and please know that we love you.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

October 7, 2004

Justice has not been done, Agent Peebles. Your assailant's day will come. You are not forgotten. Your sacrifice will always be remembered.

Deputy Dave Windels
Goodhue Co. Sheriff, MN

August 28, 2004

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