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Chief of Police Alexander Gaines Russell | South Pittsburg Police Department, Tennessee South Pittsburg Police Department, Tennessee

Chief of Police

Alexander Gaines Russell

South Pittsburg Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, March 28, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 71

Tour: 40 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Chief of Police Alexander Russell was struck and killed by a vehicle that was being pursued by deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

He had stepped into the roadway in an attempt to flag down the vehicle when he was struck.

Chief Russell had served in law enforcement for 40 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

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Chief Russell,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of South Pittsburg. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
March 28, 2016

 

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