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Police Officer G. A. Pulaski Police Department, Tennessee

Police Officer

G. A. "Bud" Jackson

Pulaski Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 16, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Police Officers Bud Jackson and George Dotson were shot and killed while on foot patrol near the town square.

They encountered a group of five suspicious men near South First and Flower Streets. A gun battle ensued when the suspects opened fire on the officers with sawed-off shotguns. Both officers were mortally wounded.

The five suspects were eventually apprehended but none were convicted of the murders.

Officer Jackson had served with the Pulaski Police Department for one month and had served in law enforcement for seven years.

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Police Officer George W. Dotson
Pulaski Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Tuesday, February 16, 1926
Cause: Gunfire

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Sadly, no one was ever sentenced for the murders of officers Jackson and Dotson. After two trials both ended in hung-juries. An eyewitness, a black man, identified one of the men as the man who ran by his house. Bloodhounds were brought in from Nashville and tracked the man to his home where a recently cleaned gun was on a dresser. To show the sign of the times then, one juror said "I ain't never gonna convict a white man on the testimony of a dog and a n_ _ _ _ _!

Lloyd Jackson
Great Nephew of Officer Jackson
October 12, 2013


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