Patrolman Guy Saint

Patrolman Guy Saint

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, January 7, 1920

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Guy Saint

Patrolman Saint was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect for burglary. Patrolman Saint was walking to the call box at the corner of Vance and Lauderdale Streets to check with headquarters before returning there. When Patrolman Saint approached the corner he observed a man attempting to cop open the door to a drug store with an axe.

Patrolman Saint drew his weapon and ordered the suspect to drop the axe. Just a second later a shot was fired from behind Patrolman Saint. The bullet struck Patrolman Saint in the right shoulder and lodged against his spine. Patrolman Saint fell to the ground paralyzed, but was able to get a full description of one suspect, and a partial description of the other. Patrolman Saint was removed to the hospital where he died a short time later.

Two days later one suspect was arrested in Tennessee. The gunman was later arrested for highway robbery in Illinois. He was convicted of robbery, served a term in the Illinois Penitentiary, was paroled in December of 1927, and turned over to Tennessee authorities.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 21

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both apprehended

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

January 7, 2020

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