Announcing Online Auctions! Rare classic and collector cars vetted by our dealer network.
 Click here to bid now.

Fallen Deputies Honored With Restored 1969 Impala Police Car

By Jeffrey N. Ross Dec 15, 2019
By Jeffrey N. Ross Dec 15, 2019
Created to remember two deputies murdered in Georgia, but it pays homage to all officers lost in the line of duty.

Forty seven years ago, two Forsyth County deputies were murdered in the line of duty during a traffic stop near Cumming, Georgia (about an hour north of Atlanta). Now, the mayor of Cumming, Troy Brumbalow, has unveiled a restored 1969 Chevrolet Impala police car as a tribute to these brave deputies and all other fallen deputies in Forsyth County.

Tribute To Fallen Sheriff's Deputies Unveiled In Cumming, GA
View in gallery

The Impala has been painted to look just like the police car that Chief Deputy Bill Cantrell and Special Deputy Sheriff Larry Mulkey were driving the night they were gunned down in back in 1972. The two deputies had pulled over a suspicious vehicle that was suspected of being involved in a burglary, and the occupants of that vehicle overpowered the deputies and shot them both. 

Cumming mayor Troy Brumbalow said:

"I am honored to present this tribute to fallen deputies in Forsyth County. This car is a re-creation of the patrol vehicle that Deputy Bill Cantrell and Larry Mulkey were murdered in on January 10, 1972. This project has been a dream of mine for several years and wouldn't have been possible without the help of former Sheriff Donald Pirkle."

As it turns out, the suspects had escaped from prison, and they had already planned to kill any police officers who tried to stop them. Fortunately, Chief Deputy Cantrell and Special Deputy Sheriff Mulkey had managed to write down the license plate number of the car they had pulled over, which later helped police catch the murderers. 

This car will be a memorial to the county's deputies where it will be on permanent display at the city center. In addition to being a fixture there, it will also be used in city parades as a rolling memorial to all law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate price.

Source: Patch

Related articles

Watch Brett Favre Drive Peyton Manning In A C2 Corvette

The end of football season is upon us, but you can enjoy this mix of cool cars and former star quarterbacks. Watchi...
By Steven Symes Jan 24, 2020

Ram’s Super Bowl XLVII Commercial Is Still A Tear-Jerker

Few can live up to this glory. With the Super Bowl coming up, it’s a great time to look at some of the best car com...
By Steven Symes Jan 24, 2020

Start An Instant Collection With These Six Callaway Corvettes

You need to pony up around $1 million for this collection, though! A classic car dealership that focuses on Corvette...
By Jeffrey N. Ross Jan 24, 2020

Albuquerque Thieves Take Customized Jeep

This was a family treasure and now it’s gone. Everyone in the southwestern United States needs to be on the lookout...
By Steven Symes Jan 24, 2020
Show Me More

URL copied to clipboard