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Officer Steven Ross Pinkelton | Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee


Steven Ross Pinkelton

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 26, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Convicted

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Officer Steven Pinkelton was shot and killed when the restaurant he was in was robbed. He was off duty but in uniform waiting in line when an armed robber entered, grabbed him from behind, and shot him in the back of the head.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of the murder. He has a parole hearing in March of 2015.

Officer Pinkelton had served with the Metro Nashville Police Department for six years.

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I first met you when you were delivering the Nashville Tennessean to our home on Essex Place. You drove that cute little blue convertible sports car. I would watch for you every afternoon so we could talk while you rolled your newspapers. You loved Kenny Rogers and you bought me my first Kenny Rogers and the First Edition record album. You were one of the sweetest guys I had ever met. When I went to work at the Shoney's on Harding Place, there you were working security as a Metro Police officer.
You have never left my heart. At a very young age I met a young man that I felt all men could learn from..one that loved his family and friends with all his heart. One that treated women special. I love and miss you Steve. I know you are in heaven and I find comfort in knowing I will see you again one day.

March 17, 2015

Friend, Sherrie Johnson
March 17, 2015


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