Special Agent Garland E. Fields

May 18, 2015

Agent Fields, with less than a month on the job, was involved in a gun battle while investigating suspicious individuals at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Swainsboro on State Route 4 south. He was the first Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent killed in the line of duty.

Date of Birth : October 23, 1908
Hometown : Swainsboro, GA
Trooper School : Not yet attended
Assignment : Swainsboro, GA
Date of Death : March 3, 1948
Interment : Swainsboro City Cemetery