Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Henry Grady Sammons

Damascus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, September 1, 1937

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Reflections for Chief of Police Henry Grady Sammons

Chief Grady Sammons is my great uncle. Our family takes great pride in the sacrifice and bravery of his service. It should also be noted that he served with honor in the United States Army during World War One.

James Marion Sammons
Great Nephew

May 9, 2019

I was the chief of police in 2009 till 2010 . I never knew that a Chief of Police had ever been killed in Damascus GA. What a hero at rest.

Ret. Chef Jerry Evers
May 15, 2014

Chief of Police

May 15, 2014

Chief Sammons,
Even though you were warned the sawmill worker was possibly armed and looking for trouble, you left your family and went to protect your community. It takes a special kind of person to do this job. You are a true hero and your memory will always be honored. Rest in peace.


Captain Rentz

October 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 28, 2013

Rest in Peace, Chief Sammons. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 25, 2012

You gave your all until the very end. Thank you, Chief Sammons. You are not forgotten.


October 2, 2008

RIP gone but not forgotten


September 3, 2006



April 5, 2006

Chief Sammons,
It has taken over 66 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Damascus.


March 4, 2006

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