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Patrolman Dave Yates | Union City Police Department, Tennessee Union City Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

Dave Yates

Union City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, December 4, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Patrolman Yates was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunfire. He stopped two men he saw to ask them about the shots. One of the men, who was drunk along with the other, produced a gun and shot Patrolman Yates.

The gunman was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. The other suspect was convicted of accessory to murder and sentenced to prison.

Patrolman Yates was survived by his wife and child.

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Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
July 16, 2012

 

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