Patrol Officer Herman M. Rollins

Patrol Officer Herman M. Rollins

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, March 13, 1939

Herman M. Rollins

Officer Rollins was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a cafe on Walnut Street. When he arrived the armed owner ordered him to leave. When he returned with backup officers a female waitress shot him in the back.

The 19-year-old waitress and the owner were charged with murder. The waitress pleaded insanity.

Officer Rollins was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Pleaded insanity

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Officer Rollins,
On today, the 73rd anniverasry of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Knoxville.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 13, 2012

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