Police Officer Felix G. Presson

Police Officer Felix G. Presson

Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 1937

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Felix G. Presson

Officer Presson was found mortally wounded in the railway yards at Memphis, Tennessee. He had been shot four times and died before he could make a statement.

The suspect was arrested in New York City in 1941 after shooting at a detective. The man confessed to the murder of Officer Presson while confined to Sing Sing prison for the attempted murder of the detective.

Officer Presson had served with the agency for 18 months and had previously served with the Carroll County Sheriff's Officer for 13.5 years. He was survived by his wife, four daughters, parents, and seven siblings.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Tennessee
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest In Peace Police Officer Felix G. Presson. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 20, 2016

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