Gregory Paul Lawler


Age: 63

Georgia cop killer who was convicted of murder in the Oct. 12, 1997 shooting death of Atlanta police officer John Sowa and critically wounding a second officer with an AR-15 rifle after the responding officers had given his intoxicated girlfriend a ride home and whose scheduled execution will set a record for Georgia as the most executions (seventh this year) within a single calendar year, in which most executions conducted in the state were five executions in 1987 and again in 2015.

Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection

Born: December 29, 1952

Died: October 19, 2016

Jackson, Georgia