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Patrolman James M. Tillery | Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee


James M. Tillery

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, April 15, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Tillery was shot and killed while he and his partner searched a home in the red-light district. A man suddenly jumped out of a rear window and shot Patrolman Tillery twice. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Tillery was able to return fire but the suspect escaped.

Patrolman Tillery had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife and child.

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Thinking of you on the 100th anniversary of your passing. Your service to our country will always be remembered. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian
April 15, 2016


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