POLICE MEMORIAL


Dedicated to the memory of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the protection of life and liberty for the citizens and visitors of Clayton County, Georgia.

IT IS NOT HOW
THESE OFFICERS DIED
THAT MADE THEM HEROES
IT IS HOW THEY LIVED



 

Patrolman Fred E. Parker
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 28, 1959

Biographical Data
Age: 50
Tour of Duty: 10 years

Incident Details
Cause of death: Vehicle Pursuit
Date of Incident: Sunday, April 26, 1959

Location: Hwy 42 near Stockbridge City Limits

On Tuesday April 28, 1959, Clayton County Police Patrolman Fred E. Parker died from injuries he sustained in an automobile crash which occurred on Sunday April 26, 1959. Patrolman Fred Parker and Patrolman M. A. James wrecked their police car while pursuing a fleeing vehicle on Georgia Highway 42 near the Stockbridge city limits. Patrolman M. A. James, who was driving the police car, received minor injuries to his head. Patrolman Parker was pinned in the police car which overturned and struck a pole. Patrolman Parker was admitted to the hospital for treatment and did not recover. The cause of the accident was attributed to mechanical failure of the police vehicle's front wheels. The fleeing suspect was never apprehended. Patrolman Parker served with the Clayton County Police Department only a short while after having served most of his law enforcement career with the City of Forest Park Police Department. Patrolman Fred E. Parker is buried at the former Panthersville Presbyterian Cemetery located at the intersection of Candler Road and Flat Shoals Road in Decatur, Georgia and is survived by his wife Mary and daughters Elizabeth, Nancy and Judy.


Rubbing from the National Law Enforcement Memorial
Washington, DC                   Panel 4-W/Line 2



 

Crossing Guard Judy Virginia (Woolf) Johnson
End of Watch: Friday, January 12, 1979

Biographical Data
Age: 29
Tour of Duty: 6 months

Incident Details
Cause of death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Friday, January 12, 1979

Location: E. J. Swint Elementary School, 500 Highway 138 Southeast, Jonesboro Georgia

On Friday, January 12, 1979 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Clayton County Police Crossing Guard Judy Johnson was directing traffic on a cold rainy morning to protect the lives of elementary school children in front of E. J. Swint Elementary School located at 500 Highway 138 Southeast, Jonesboro Georgia when she was struck and killed by a vehicle. Judy Virginia (Woolf) Johnson is buried at the Jonesboro City Cemetery located in Jonesboro, Georgia and is survived by her husband Leon, daughters Elizabeth and Bonnie and son Billy.



 

Sergeant Michael A. Davis
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Biographical Data
Age: 40
Tour of Duty: 17 years
Badge Number: 7531


Incident Details
Cause of death: Vehicle Accident
Date of Incident: Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Location: Tara Boulevard (U.S. 19/41) N/B at Valley Hill Road

On Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at approximately 1:20 a.m., Sergeant Michael A. Davis was travelling northbound on Tara Boulevard at Valley Hill Road when his patrol car struck the rear of a Ford pickup truck. Sergeant Davis's patrol car flipped several times before crashing in a ditch in the median. Sergeant Davis had to be extricated from the badly mangled police vehicle and was rushed to Southern Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Sergeant Michael A. Davis is buried at the Kennedy Memorial Garden located at 2500 River Road, Ellenwood, Georgia and is survived by his mother Brenda, sister Sheena, and brother Perry.



 

Patrolman Shawn R. Newlin
End of Watch: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Biographical Data
Age: 25
Tour of Duty: 9 months
Badge Number: 18557

Incident Details
Cause of death: Motorcycle Accident
Date of Incident: Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Location: Tara Boulevard (U.S. 19/41) N/B at Sherwood Drive

On Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at approximately 3:20 p.m., Patrolman Shawn Newlin was working a part time job as a uniformed officer for Clayton Motor Escort providing motorcycle support for a funeral procession. As Officer Newlin was travelling northbound on Tara Boulevard north of Sherwood Drive trying to catch up to the funeral procession his motorcycle struck the rear of a Chevrolet Cavalier. Officer Newlin was ejected from his motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. Officer Newlin was life-flighted to Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, March 4, 2007. Patrolman Shawn R. Newlin is buried at the Fairview Memorial Gardens located at 376 East Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Georgia and is survived by his wife Laura and daughter Abigail.



 

Patrolman Sean L. Callahan
End of Watch: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Biographical Data
Age: 24
Tour of Duty: 4 months
Badge Number: 23015

Incident Details
Cause of death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Monday, December 17, 2012
Location: 7233 Davidson Parkway, Stockbridge Georgia

On Monday, December 17, 2012 at approximately 2:45 p.m., Patrolman Sean Callahan was investigating a domestic disturbance call at the Motel 6 located at 7233 Davidson Parkway. As Officer Callahan and another officer attempted to arrest the male suspect, the suspect began to resist arrest and fled on foot. The officers chased the suspect around the back of the motel where the male suspect began firing at officers. Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect and Officer Callahan was struck and the suspect was killed. Officer Callahan was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Patrolman Sean L. Callahan is buried at the Pineridge Memorial Park located at 2950 Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw Georgia and is survived by his mother Darlene, stepfather John and sister Candice.


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