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Patrolman W. R. Bridges | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

W. R. Bridges

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, April 20, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Bridges was shot and killed when he and his partner attempted to arrest a drunken suspect. As Officer Bridges approached the suspect to search him, the suspect drew a pistol from under his coat and fired one shot, striking Patrolman Bridges. Patrolman Bridges' partner returned fire, fatally striking the suspect six times. Patrolman Bridges was removed to Methodist Hospital where he died.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 20, 2012

 

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