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Police Officer J. C. Morrissey | Bingham City Police Department, Utah Bingham City Police Department, Utah

Police Officer

J. C. Morrissey

Bingham City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch: Saturday, July 6, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 3 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Morrissey was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer as the two men attempted to arrest a drunk man. The suspect had brandished a knife at the two officers and the second officer attempted to strike the man with his pistol. The pistol discharged and the round struck Officer Morrissey, killing him.

Officer Morrissey had been appointed to the police department three days earlier to assist regular officers during the town's notoriously rowdy 4th of July celebrations. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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July 15, 2015

 

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