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Patrolman Edward John Hammond, Jr. | Memphis Police Department, Tennessee Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

Patrolman

Edward John Hammond, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, November 23, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Edward Hammond was shot and killed after responding to a report of a man menacing people with a shotgun in front of a grocery store.

When Patrolman Hammond and his partner arrived, they observed the suspect still armed with the shotgun. They ordered the suspect to drop the gun, but the suspect fired, striking Patrolman Hammond ion the face, killing him. Patrolman Hammond's partner returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Hammond was survived by his fiancee, parents, and siblings.

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Your service is still appreciated. Thank you sir.

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August 27, 2015

 

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