Patrolman Jesse G. Shirley

Patrolman Jesse G. Shirley

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, November 8, 1931

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Jesse G. Shirley

Patrolman Jesse Shirley was shot and killed by a gun, which had been reported stolen from a local attorney, while answering a disturbance call. His partner was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Patrolman Shirley served in WWI and three years with the Alabama National Guard.

Patrolman Shirley had been with the agency for six years. He was survived by his wife, son, mother, two brothers, and six sisters.

His brother-in-law, Special Agent Charles Frederick Bryant with the Wabash Railroad Police Department, was killed in the line of duty while attending Patrolman Shirley's funeral.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 381
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Patrolman Shirley,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army and ALARNG-especially during WW I.


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November 8, 2021

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