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Deputy Sheriff Emerson Shelton | Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

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Emerson Shelton

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, September 24, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Deputy Shelton and Constable Beauford Rader were killed when their vehicle was struck by a car that was fleeing Greenville Police Department officers. Deputy Shelton and Constable Rader were performing administrative duties and were not involved in the pursuit when the the suspect vehicle ran a red light and struck their car. The occupants of the suspect vehicle were apprehended at the scene.

Deputy Shelton had been with the agency for six years.

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Constable Beauford Rader
Greene County Constable's Office, Tennessee
End of Watch: Sunday, September 24, 1972
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 24, 2012

 

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