Patrolman Jesse P. Wooten

Patrolman Jesse P. Wooten

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, February 21, 1922

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Jesse P. Wooten

Patrolman Wooten died after being struck by a trolley car. Patrolman Wooten was responding to a disturbance call inside the Greek Cafe at the corner of McLemore Street and Rayburn Street. As Patrolman Wooten crossed the street he was struck by a trolley car and spun into a second trolley car going in the opposite direction. He was crushed between the two trolley cars.

Patrolman Wooten was removed to Baptist Hospital where he died the next morning from his injuries.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 21, 2012

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