Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Charged with vehicular homicide
Patrolman James Bush was stuck and killed by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver. Patrolman Bush was directing traffic at the scene of an accident on South Third Street when the he was struck. The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged with vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.
This incident lead to the Memphis Police Department issuing reflective vests to every officer.