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Sep. 19, 1979
Caucasian Male / 50 yrs. of age
Will Rogers Airport Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Sep. 19, 1979
Officer Garland Garrison was shot and killed at 0830 hours after he and his partner responded to reports of a woman and a young child walking near the airport, throwing clothes into the roadway. The officers located the two on South Meridian Street. Officer Garrison was placing the boy into the police car as his partner questioned the woman.
The suspect began to struggle with the other officer and was able to gain control of her service weapon. The suspect shot Officer Garrison in the armpit and shot his partner in the leg. The suspect then fled in the patrol car but was apprehended after a pursuit and collision with other patrol cars. Officer Garrison was transported to South Community Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.
The suspect was released after serving 10 years when a mistrial was declared due to prosecutor misconduct.
Officer Garrison had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.