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Patrolman J. H. Cornett | Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee


J. H. Cornett

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 4, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Released in 1979

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Patrolman Cornett was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight between two men on a city street. As he approached the men he noticed that one of them was armed. He ordered the man to drop his weapon but was shot when he surprised the men. The suspect was apprehended the same day and sentenced to death. His sentence was commuted to life and he was paroled in 1979.
Patrolman Cornett had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Gone but not forgotten.

Thank you for your service Brother.

Master Patrolman Eric Lee Milchak, Sr.
Chattanooga Police Department
November 4, 2014


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