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Patrol Officer Herman M. Rollins | Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

Patrol Officer

Herman M. Rollins

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, March 13, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: Not available

Badge # 7

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Pleaded insanity

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Officer Rollins was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a cafe on Walnut Street. When he arrived the armed owner ordered him to leave. When he returned with backup officers a female waitress shot him in the back.

The 19-year-old waitress and the owner were charged with murder. The waitress pleaded insanity.

Officer Rollins was survived by his wife and two children.

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Officer Rollins,
On today, the 73rd anniverasry of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Knoxville.


U.S. Border Patrol
March 13, 2012


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