As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Additional Information: Deputy Whitehead is survived by his wife and three children.
Cause of Death: Deputy Joseph Whitehead was shot and killed while he and other deputies were serving a search warrant at a home.
Date of Incident: March 23, 2006
Suspect Information: Five people in the home were arrested and charged with murder in connection with Deputy Whitehead's death. The two suspects who fired at Deputy Whitehead face the death penalty.
MACON, Ga. — Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against two men charged with fatally shooting a Bibb County deputy during a drug raid early Thursday.
Deputy Joseph Whitehead, 36, was shot inside a house on Atherton Street, off Montpelier Avenue in west Macon, just before 1:30 a.m., authorities said. He died about a half-hour later at The Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Whitehead is the first Bibb County deputy killed in the line of duty in nearly 81 years, officials said.
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