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Police Officer Festus Alvah Tatum, Jr. | West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

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Festus Alvah Tatum, Jr.

West Palm Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, March 28, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Officer Tatum was killed in a motorcycle accident while escorting a funeral procession on Parker Avenue. The last car in the procession had just cleared an intersection and Officer Tatum was passing the procession to clear the next intersection. As he did so a boy riding a motor scooter pulled out of Hampton Road, passing through the procession, and collided with Officer Tatum. He was thrown into a tree and suffered severe head injuries.

Officer Tatum had served with the agency for 4 years.

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Heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Tatum.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
March 28, 2012

 

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