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Richard Jewell
Birth: Dec. 17, 1962
Twiggs County
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 2007
Meriwether County
Georgia, USA

Main figure in the 1996 Olympic Park bombing at the Atlanta Summer Olympic games. He was at first lauded as a hero for noticing the bomb, notifying police and then assisting in an evacuation until the bomb went off. Days later the FBI targeted him, incorrectly, as a suspect. He was later cleared of all wrong doing and was never charged. Jewell later became a law enforcement official in Georgia, and sued several media outlets for libel regarding the Olympic Park bombing case. On the 10th anniversary of the attack, he was heralded as a hero once again by Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue. (bio by: John Sheets) 

Cause of death: Complications of diabetes
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Sheets
Record added: Aug 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21239922
Richard Jewell
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Truly a hero
- Bob Freitag
 Added: Sep. 2, 2017

 Added: Aug. 29, 2017

- Janis Coleman
 Added: Aug. 29, 2017
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