Officer Steven Ross Pinkelton

Officer Steven Ross Pinkelton

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, July 26, 1978

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Steven Ross Pinkelton

Officer Steven Pinkelton was shot and killed when the restaurant he was in was robbed. He was off duty but in uniform waiting in line when an armed robber entered, grabbed him from behind, and shot him in the back of the head.

The 29-year-suspect was arrested on February 18, 1983, at the state penitentiary in Nashville. He had served three years of a 13 year sentence for the robbery of two restaurants in the same area of the restaurant where Officer Pinkelton was killed. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He had a parole hearing in March of 2015 and was denied. He has another parole hearing in March of 2022.

Officer Pinkelton had served with the Metro Nashville Police Department for six years.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .357 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I am unsure what made me think of this at this time of morning, but he was dating my older sister at the time, and was always so kind to us little kids when he was he was at our house. It was so sad when he died. Rest in peace. Kathy

Kathy
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April 18, 2020

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