Special Agent Garland E. Fields

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

Special Agent Larry Paul Collins Trooper Badge Number 252

While returning from duty in the Athens area, Agent Collins was killed in a single car crash in Taylor County. The incident occurred on November 5, 1973 on State Route 128, ½ mile north of Reynolds.

Date of Birth : January 1, 1946
Hometown : Hawkinsville, GA
Trooper School : 34th
Assignment : Americus
Date of Death : November 5, 1973
Interment : Mount Pleasant Cemetery Hawkinsville, GA

Special Agent Lt. Benjamin Louis Sentell Badge Number 24

On March 3, 1966 at 1130 hours, Agent Sentell was killed when he lost control of his vehicle on State Route 24, .7 of a mile
west of Louisville.

Date of Birth : September 5, 1912
Hometown : Waynesboro, GA
Trooper School : 3rd
Assignment : Waynesboro
Date of Death : March 3, 1966
Interment : Burke Memorial
Waynesboro, GA

Special Agent Welton Harrell

Special Agent Harrell died from injuries sustained in a car crash on December 23, 1964, eight miles west of Americus on US 280 in Terrell County. He passed away late that morning at the St. Francis Hospital in Muscogee County. He was en route to a reported shooting when he lost control and crashed.

Date of Birth : December 12, 1914
Hometown : Camilla, GA
Trooper School : 14th
Assignment : Americus
Date of Death : December 23, 1964
Interment : Andersonville
Andersonville, GA

Staff Directory

Human Resources Staff Directory

Main Line: (404) 624-7550

Employment Line: (404) 624-7553

Fax Line: (404) 624-7546

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Lisa Maier
HR Director

Johnny Knatt
Deputy Director

Angie Ledford
HR Manager

Lisa Griffin
Confidential Secretary

Employee Relations
Martin Teem

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P.O. Box 1456
Atlanta, GA 30371
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