Patrolman Robert C. Jameson

Patrolman Robert C. Jameson

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, October 17, 1904

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Robert C. Jameson

Patrolman Robert Jameson was shot and killed after responding to assist another officer in arresting an armed suspect on Mosby Street near Quinby Street (the modern-day area of St. Jude Place).

He was in the Central Station at roll call when he was alerted that an officer was attempting to arrest an armed suspect. Patrolman Jameson and several other officers took a horse-drawn wagon to the location.

As they arrived at the location, they observed the suspect firing a rifle at other officers. Patrolman Jameson exited the wagon while it was still in motion and opened fire at the suspect. The suspect returned fire, striking Patrolman Jameson, who continued to fire despite being mortally wounded.

The suspect exchanged shots with several officers. He was then rushed by the officers, and shot numerous times, causing him to lose control of the rifle. The suspect died of his wounds.

Patrolman Jameson was removed to City Hospital, where he later died from his wounds. While en route to the hospital, Patrolman Jameson spoke his final words in which he instructed his fellow officers to remove the money from his pockets and see that it was delivered to his wife.

Patrolman Jameson had served with the Memphis Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest, weapons violation

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Rest in peace Patrolman Jameson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 2019

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