Patrolman Mike Wrenn

Patrolman Mike Wrenn

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, January 1, 1908

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Mike Wrenn

Patrolman Wrenn and Patrolman O. L. Jarnigan were shot and killed during a struggle with a suspect they were attempting to arrest. The two officers were attempting to wrestle a gun from the suspect but the man was able to shoot both officers in the head, killing them.

When Patrolman Jarnigan's 65-year-old father was told of his death he went into a state of shock and died a short time later. The 23-year-old suspect died in prison from influenza on November 8, 1918.

Patrolman Wrenn had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

January 1, 2021

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