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Patrolman William Mower | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee


William Mower

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, March 1, 1866

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/20/1866

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman William Mower died of wounds he received nine days earlier when he was shot by a Union Army solder.

Patrolman Mower was in uniform, walking home after finishing his shift. At the intersection of DeSoto Street and Linden Street, only a few feet from his home, he came upon a group of African American soldiers from the Union Army. As he walked passed, one of the soldiers shot Patrolman Mower in the stomach. Patrolman Mower turned to flee, but was shot a second time, in the back.

Patrolman Mower died nine days later from the wounds.

Patrolman Mower had served with the Memphis Police Department for 19 months.

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