Patrolman John W. Causey

Patrolman John W. Causey

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, December 31, 1861

John W. Causey

Patrolman Causey was stabbed to death by a man he was attempting to arrest.

Patrolman Causey was walking his patrol beat and entered a barber shop on Main Street at Gayosa Street, when he noticed a suspect who had escaped three weeks earlier. He asked the suspect to step outside. Patrolman Causey was questioning the suspect when the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed Patrolman Causey in the heart, killing him

Patrolman Causey had served with the Memphis Police Department for 11 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Causey,
On today, the 155th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Memphis.


United States Border Patrol

December 31, 2016

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