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Detective James David Mandrell | Sumner County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Sumner County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Detective

James David Mandrell

Sumner County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 28, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .30-.06

Offender: Not available

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Detective Mandrell was shot and killed in an ambush while working undercover on a cattle rustling case. As he entered a barn he was shot in the back by a juvenile suspect who was hiding in a stable approximately ten feet away. After falling to the ground the suspect walked up to him and shot him again in the face with a 30-06 rifle.
Detective Mandrell had been with the agency for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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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
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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