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.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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Rest in peace Patrolman Palazolla.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 18, 2021

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