Patrolman Dave Yates

Patrolman Dave Yates

Union City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, December 4, 1922

Dave Yates

Patrolman Yates was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunfire. He stopped two men he saw to ask them about the shots. One of the men, who was drunk along with the other, produced a gun and shot Patrolman Yates.

The gunman was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. The other suspect was convicted of accessory to murder and sentenced to prison.

Patrolman Yates was survived by his wife and child.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 16, 2012

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