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Lieutenant Aaron Gerome Tise | Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina


Aaron Gerome Tise

Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, June 26, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 24 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Commercial

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Lieutenant Aaron Tise was intentionally struck and killed by a suspect driving stolen construction equipment

The 15-year-old directed the grader towards Lieutenant Tise's patrol car even as Lieutenant Tise attempted to move out of the way. As the grader collided with the patrol car Lieutenant Tise attempted to exit the vehicle through the passenger door, however his leg became stuck and he was unable to totally exit the vehicle.

The suspect was thrown from the vehicle upon impact. The motor grader dragged the patrol car down the road, hit another police vehicle and stopped after crossing a main road. By the time other officers were able to get to the vehicle Lieutenant Tise had passed away.

The suspect ran from the scene, but was arrested a short time later when he returned. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 26, 2015


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