Police Officer Toure Heywood Georgia State University Police Department, Georgia End of Watch: Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Police Officer Toure Heywood

Georgia State University Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Biographical Info

Age:
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: September 30, 2003
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Chief of Police Connie Sampson
Georgia State University Police Department
15 Edgewood Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 413-3333

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.

EAST POINT, Ga. —

An East Point police detective and member of the SWAT team died in surgery Thursday.

Detective Toure Heywood was an officer at Georgia State University and was run over by suspects during a traffic stop 12 years ago.

That one incident has caused him lifelong problems that resulted in his death.
Toure started out as a Marine, went on to be a corrections officer and then graduated from the police academy to be a cop at the GSU Police Department.
In Sept. 30, 2003, he pulled over a group of kids in what he thought was a routine traffic stop.

He was currently a detective with the East Point Police Department.

"It was a Cadillac Catera. I remember the car got hit by the vehicle, went up in the air, hit head-on,” he told Channel 2’s Liz Artz. “I woke up a couple days later. I was in ICU, groggy. I open my eyes, they had me in isolation."

Doctors removed his spleen, and his gallbladder and realized he’d been bleeding internally.

Toure’s stomach, liver, pancreas, upper bowel and lower bowel all needed to be replaced. He was put on a donors list for a multivisceral organ transplant.

On May 28, 2015, Toure died in surgery.

The East Point Police Department says it is saddened by the news and is asking for prayers for Toure’s family.

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1 Response to “Police Officer Toure Heywood Georgia State University Police Department, Georgia End of Watch: Thursday, May 28, 2015”


  1. 1 Adolph C. Namlik, Chief of Police, Ret. June 19, 2015 at 17:11

    My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the family and fellow officers of Officer Toure Heywood of the Georgia State University Police Department.
    Respectfully,
    Adolph C. Namlik
    Chief of Police, Ret.
    Gowanda, N.Y.


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