June 25, 2002
Agencies: Fulton County Sheriff's Office Georgia | Georgia Bureau of Investigation GBI | Georgia Department of Corrections
Cause of death: Not Yet Known
Last updated: over 2 years ago
Twenty-eight-year-old Dean Ricketts was acting out scenarios he learned in training. A single gunshot killed Mychiska Patterson, a jailer who had worked for the Fulton County sheriff's department for two years. Atlanta police say Ricketts had removed the magazine from the .40-caliber Glock pistol he was using in the role-playing game, but a bullet remained in the chamber. Ricketts as a detention officer was not authorized to carry a firearm, and the gun was not sheriff's department property, police said.