The City of Statham is set to honor a law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty more than a century ago.
James Hammond, who was the second marshal for the City of Statham, was killed in the line of duty Feb. 1, 1907. The council is set to recognize James Hammond Day each year moving forward on Feb. 1, beginning next year.
Current police chief Steve Martin presented the idea to the council and said he would like to see Hammond’s name also placed on a law enforcement memorial wall in Washington, D.C.
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