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 Jesse 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 he crossed the street he was struck by a trolley car and knocked into a second trolley car going in the opposite direction. He was crushed between the two trolley cars.

Patrolman Wooten was taken 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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Patrolman Wooten,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Memphis.


United States Border Patrol

February 21, 2022

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