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Patrolman Joseph Palazolla | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

Joseph Palazolla

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, November 30, 1959

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Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Palazolla was struck by a bus while directing traffic. Patrolman Palazolla stood in the street in front of Bruce Elementary School with his hand in the air and his whistle in his mouth when a Memphis Transit Company Bus struck him. A nurse who witnessed the accident attended to Patrolman Palazolla and rushed him in her car to Methodist Hospital where he died from his injuries.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 30, 2011

 

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