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Patrolman McCord L. Springfield | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

McCord L. Springfield

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, March 12, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman McCord Springfield was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a subject who had fired shots at a civilian passing on the street.

He and three other officers went to the apartment that the shots had come from. Patrolman Springfield and his partner went to the front of the apartment and two other patrolmen when to he rear. Patrolman Springfield took cover near the side door when the suspect suddenly appeared in the door ay and shot Patrolman Springfield in the chest and his partner in the face. Before falling to the ground Patrolman Springfield fired three shots, striking the suspect once.

The suspect fled back into the apartment and the two officers in the rear chased him in. They found the suspect in a back room crouching behind a bed. As they approached the suspect opened fire. One of the officers returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Springfield and his partner were rushed to Methodist Hospital, where Patrolman Springfield died from his wound. His partner recovered and eventually returned to full duty.

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Thank you, Officer Springfield for your service and sacrifice. I hired on in August of 1977 shortly after your death. I recall when you lost your precious life on College street and I still remember you even though you and I had never met. I am a male white Deputy Sheriff OF mEMPHIS, TN. so I just want the family to know that I loved McCORD AS A LAWMAN AND FRIEND THOUGH WE NEVER MWET AS FAR AS i KNOW AND RACE MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WITH ME. i PRAISE OFFICER SPRINGFIELD FOR HIS DUTY. gOD BLESS THE FAMILY.

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Law officer friend shelby county, tn.
August 27, 2015

 

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