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James Archie Green Jr

April 7, 1958 December 18, 2020
James Archie Green Jr
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Obituary for James Archie Green Jr

James A. Green
April, 7, 1958 – December 18, 2020

James began his career in law enforcement in 1980 with the Americus Police Dept. Over the next 31 years he worked in the capacities of Patrolman, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, Training Lieutenant, and Chief of Police. He held the position of Chief for 7 years. After his retirement form the Americus Police Department, he served as Deputy Coroner of Sumter County for an additional 7 years. He was a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and an adjunct instructor at the ABAC regional police academy.
Additionally, he was a respected and knowledgeable firearms instructor, serving as a regional coordinator for GALEFI in South West Georgia. He was also a front runner on technological advancement and advocate for modern solutions for law enforcement firearms and tactics. He encouraged and trained the use of the patrol rife in the early to mid 80’s, modern less lethal solutions in the mid 90’s, and led the way to re-integrating the 9mm as a service gun in 2009, prior to the mass transition of the majority of other agencies, he sought out cutting edge training for the officers under his command to include sending them to, or bringing in, top tier instructors from all over the world.
Survivors include his wife Allison Green of Andersonville; brother Nelson F. Green(Lynn) of Columbus; brother-in-law, Todd(Robyn) Simmons of Garden Valley; sister-in-law Dana(Chris) Harris of Cumming; mother and father-in-law, Gene and Linda Simmons of Garden Valley; also surviving are children and grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents James and Doris Green.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 11:00AM at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ray Smith and Rev. Gene Simmons officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to be made to Life Link of Georgia 2875 Northwoods Pkwy Peachtree Corners, GA. St. Jude’s, or Sumter Humane Society 108 Industrial Blvd. Americus, GA. 31709.

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Saturday

10

Apr

11:00 AM 4/10/2021 11:00:00 AM
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel

142 Southland Road
Americus, GA 31709

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel
142 Southland Road Americus 31709 GA
United States
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