Lieutenant John C. Tate

Lieutenant John C. Tate

Camden Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, September 12, 1964

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John C. Tate

Lieutenant John Tate was killed in an automobile crash when his patrol car was struck by a car that had run a red light.

He was driving on Van Buren Street when the car ran the light at Adams Avenue. The impact caused Lieutenant Tate to be thrown from the vehicle and strike a fire hydrant. Before succumbing to his injuries he requested that no charges be filed against the other driver.

Lieutenant Tate was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 1, 1964

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

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