Patrolman Joseph Palazolla

Patrolman Joseph Palazolla

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, November 30, 1959

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Joseph Palazolla

Patrolman Joseph Palazolla was fatally struck by a bus while directing traffic.

Patrolman Palazolla stood in the street in front of Bruce Elementary School with his hand in the air and his whistle in his mouth when a Memphis Transit Company bus struck him. A nurse who witnessed the accident attended to Patrolman Palazolla and rushed him in her car to Methodist Hospital where he died from his injuries.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 30, 2011

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