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Patrolman Robert C. Jameson | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

Robert C. Jameson

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, October 17, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Jameson was shot and killed after responding to assist another officer in arresting an armed suspect.

Patrolman Jameson was in the Central Station at roll call when he was alerted that an officer was attempting to arrest an armed suspect. Patrolman Jameson and several other officers took a horse drawn wagon to the location.

As they arrived at the location, they observed the suspect firing a rifle at other officers. Patrolman Jameson exited the wagon while it was still in motion and opened fire at the suspect. The suspect returned fire, striking Patrolman Jameson, who continued to fire despite being mortally wounded.

The suspect exchanged shots with several officers. He was then rushed by the officers, and shot numerous times, causing him to lose control of the rifle. The suspect died of his wounds.

Patrolman Jameson was removed to City Hospital, where he later died from his wounds. While en route to the hospital, Patrolman Jameson spoke his final words in which he instructed his fellow officers to remove the money from his pockets and see that it was delivered to his wife.

Patrolman Jameson had served with the Memphis Police Department for five years, and was survived by his wife.

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vYour heroism and service is honored today, the 106th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 17, 2010

 

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