Detective Lem Thompson

Detective Lem Thompson

Nashville City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1915

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Lem Thompson

Detective Thompson was stabbed by a suspect he had just arrested. Detective Thompson and his partner were working plainclothes when arrested two men for disorderly conduct and were walking them to a phone to call for a paddy wagon. Detective Thompson's prisoner produced a knife and stabbed him several times. His partner shot and killed the suspect.
Detective Thompson had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Detective Thompson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 27, 2019

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