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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " TOURE HEYWOOD " WAS A POLICE OFFICER WHO DIED FROM HIS INJURIES WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY A VEHICLE WHILE CONDUCTING A TRAFFIC STOP : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "


Police Officer Toure Heywood | Georgia State University Police Department, GeorgiaGeorgia State University Police Department, Georgia

BLACK       SOCIAL     HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                               Police Officer

Toure Heywood

Georgia State University Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Military veteran
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 9/30/2003
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Police Officer Toure Heywood succumbed to injuries sustained 12 years earlier when he was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop.

As he spoke to the occupants of the vehicle a second vehicle struck the first car head-on and then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained in ICU for several days.

His health continued to deteriorate as a result of the incident. On May 28th, 2015, he passed away while undergoing organ transplant surgery to replace his stomach, liver, pancreas, upper bowel and lower bowel.

Officer Heywood was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had previously served as a corrections officer before joining the Georgia State University Police Department. Following the crash he became a member of the East Point Police Department where he served as a detective at the time of his passing.


Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/22496-police-officer-toure-heywood#ixzz3rl2CAQAW