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Deputy Davy Crawford, age 54, was killed in an automobile accident on February 12, 2010, when his patrol car left the road and plunged into the Little Tallapoosa River on Carrollton-Tyus Road during a snow storm.
Deputy Crawford began his law enforcement career in 1974 as a radio dispatcher and later a deputy with Coweta County Sheriffs Office. He served with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office first in 1981 for three years, and later worked with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office again until 1989. In 1999 he returned to law enforcement with the Carroll Couty Sheriff's Office where he was assigned to patrol division until the time of his death.
Deputy Crawford is survived by his wife, Cindy, to whom he was married on November 26, 2006.
Deputy Michael "Mike" Townley , age 41, passed away on April 30, 2008 after a battle with cancer.
Dep. Townley worked as a deputy for over 20 years with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office starting on October 25, 1988. During his career he worked in many facets of law enforcement including the Patrol Division, DUI Task Force, Narcotics Investigation and the Jail Division. Dep. Townley's experience and knowledge of the job will be sorely missed by all, he was a well rounded deputy and a valuable asset to our department and especially those who worked with him daily.
Deputy Townley is survived by his wife Traci, daughter Kayla, son Trey, and step-son Ty Caldwell. Other survivors include his parents, Robert and Marion Townley, his sister and brother-in-law, Terri and Dr. Brent Deen, his brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Gosia Townley, along with other family members.
Officer Humphries, age 66, passed away on November 13, 2007 after a battle with cancer.
Officer Humphries began his law enforcement career in 1965 with the Douglasville Police Department, after serving in the United States Marine Corps. Over the years he has also served with the Villa Rica Police Department and the Whitesburg Police Department, where served as Chief of Police before retiring in 1996. He joined forces with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office in 1998 where he served as a jail officer until the time of his death.
Mr. Humphries was born in Douglas County on September 10, 1941, the son of the late Bill Humphries and Ida DeLay Humphries.
Survivors include wife, Shirley Denney Humphries, son, Forrest Humphries & Mary Ann Ford, Douglasville, daughters, Pam Patterson, Melinda Cosby, both of Villa Rica, Michelle Reid, Douglasville, grandchildren, Michael Patterson, Matthew Patterson, Stephanie Reid, David Cosby, and James Cosby. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Humphries.
Deputy Adrian Lanning began his law enforcement career with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office in 1998 working with the Jail Division. In 1999 he attended the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course and began working with the Bowdon Police Department. He returned to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office in 2001, where he remained until his untimely death September 22, 2007.
During his public service career Deputy Lanning worked in the many capacities ranging from Transport to Patrol Duties. He had also served as a volunteer firefighter for several years in the Mt. Zion Community.
Deputy Lanning, age 31, suffered a massive heart attack at his home on September 22, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Melody Morris Lanning; his son, Philip Parker Lanning; along with many other family members.
Deputy Green was a U.S. Army Veteran and spent 36 years in law enforcement. Dep. Green has worked with Bremen Police Department, Haralson County Sheriffs Office, West Ga. Boot Camp, Carroll County Prison, and started in 2001 with the Carroll County Sheriffs Office. Dep. Green was assigned as the School Resource Officer at Jonesville Middle School.
Highligths from Dep. Green's career included, graduating from the FBI academy in 1991, Carroll County School Resource Officer of the year in 2005 and received the Carroll County Sheriffs Office Billy Jiles Heroic Service award in 2006.
Deputy Green, age 64, passed away at his residence on July 24, 2006 after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Janet Kelly Green; his children, Lynette Poss, Melissa White, Richard Green, Nicki Green, and J.R. Green Jr.; along with many other family members.
In remembrance of Lieutenant Billy Ray Jiles.
" He was not only a dedicated Law Enforcement Officer for his community but also a loyal Christian man to his family and friends". (Sheriff Terry Langely)
Lieutenant Billy Ray Jiles was a 20 year veteran of law enforcement and ended his tour of duty on September 3, 2002. He was shot and killed after responding to reports of a man attempting to set his ex-wife's house on fire. When the suspect left the home he was followed by a citizen who alerted Lieutenant Jiles to his location. After a short foot pursuit, the man ran into another home where he murdered the elderly owner. Lieutenant Jiles took a defensive position outside of the home, but the suspect came out and opened fire with two handguns, striking Lieutenant Jiles several times. Lieutenant Jiles was not able to return fire. The suspect was shot and killed by other responding units. A suicide note was found on the suspect and it is believed he was attempting suicide-by-cop.
Lieutenant Jiles had been in law enforcement for 20 years with three different agencies. He was 42 years old and is survived by his wife and two children.
908 - Forever Remembered
Captain Bishop was shot and killed while writing a citation during a traffic stop. Captain Bishop was a well known drug interdiction officer in the state of Georgia who had set state records on interstate drug seizures.
Captain Bishop worked in a joint effort between the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the Villa Rica Police Department. While he wore the blue, he drove brown.
At approximately 11:00 am on January 20th, 1999, he had stopped a vehicle on I-20, about 20 miles east of the Alabama state line. He was issuing a citation when the suspect shot him in the head. He was found by a passing motorist slumped over the wheel of his patrol car and then flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:30 pm.
The suspect was captured near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in early February 1999.
Captain Bishop had served with several law enforcement agencies for a total of 12 years. He was 35 years of age and is survived by his wife and two young children.
He will be missed by all. R.E.B. 314
Officer Charles Miller began his career with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office on April 15, 1991. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having retired after 22 years of service (1959 - 1981). After retirement, he was employed by the Carroll County Prison from 1983 - 1986.
Mr. Miller returned to law enforcement in 1987 with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office as a jail officer. In December, 1990, he became a Deputy Sheriff after completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. He maintained this postition until joining Carroll County as a Deputy Sheriff in 1991.
Deputy Miller remained a deputy sheriff for Carroll County, later transferring into the Jail Division. Mr. Miller suffered a fatal heart attack while he was supervising an inmate work detail at the jail's kitchen during the early morning hours of May 22, 2003.
At the time of his passing, he was survived by his wife of 33 years, Shirley Miller, son Jason Miller, daughter Selena Nelson, and his grandchildren.