Patrolman Michael D. Wright, Jr.

Patrolman Michael D. Wright, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, September 9, 1972

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Michael D. Wright, Jr.

Patrolman Michael Wright was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a suspect on Highway 51.

His patrol car struck a truck which pulled out in front of him and his partner, who was injured in the accident.

Patrolman Wright is survived by his wife and young daughter.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 9, 2020

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