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Patrolman George W. Ham | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

George W. Ham

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, February 27, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 1 week

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Ham was killed while pursuing a speeding car. Patrolman Ham was chasing a car west on Linden Street at a high rate of speed. As his patrol car crossed the intersection with Walnut Street it was struck by a car being driven south on Walnut Street. Patrolman Ham was killed instantly and three occupants of the other car were also killed.

Patrolman Ham had been with the agency for just 10 days.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. 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 amd revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 27, 2012

 

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