In Memoriam: Leroy Morgan Jr., 1969-2022

Leroy Morgan Jr., chief of police at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, died in his sleep on September 27. He was 53 years old.

A native of Sandersville, Georgia, he attended school in Jefferson County, Georgia, and was a graduate of Louisville High School Class of 1990.

Before joining the police department at Paine College in 2014, Morgan served in the Louisville, Georgia Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff Department, Wadley, Georgia Police Department, Waynesboro Police Department, Midville, Georgia Police Department, Keysville, Georgia Police Department, Jenkins County Sheriff Department, and Swainsboro Police Department.

“He led the Paine College Police Department for eight years and worked hard to keep the campus community safe,” said Cheryl Evans Jones, president of Paine College.

“Our hearts go out to Chief Morgan’s family as we mourn his passing and celebrate his life,” added Helene Carter, vice president of institutional advancement a Paine College. “He will be deeply missed by the campus family and our friends in local law enforcement”.

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    • We are sadden to learn of the passing of Mr. Morgan. During my tenure at Paine, he was dedicated to the safety and care of students, faculty and staff. My sincere condolences to his family and the Paine College family.

      Jerry L. Hardee, past president

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