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Patrolman Michael J. Mulvihill | Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee


Michael J. Mulvihill

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, May 9, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Patrolman Mulvihill was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a call of a robbery in progress. As Patrolman Mulvihill approached the door, the suspects emerged. One of the suspects was armed with a sawn-off shotgun. He shot Patrolman Mulvihill from point-blank range. Patrolman Mulvihill's partner was shot in the head but survived. He managed to wound one of the suspects, who escaped in a stolen car. All four suspects were later apprehended. One died in the hospital of the wound, the other three were sentenced to death. The death sentences were appealed and the sentences were commuted to life.

Patrolman Mulvihill had been with the agency for 2 months and was survived by his six brothers and two sisters.

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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
May 9, 2015


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