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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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when I first met you I was 15 and I lied and told I was 18 and I just remember you laughing at me because you knew I had lied. I just remember your kindness and that precious smile. You have never been forgotten, I have the hope of one day seeing you again. I am so sorry I never got to say good-bye. God Bless those you left behind.

Desi Smith
April 25, 2017


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