Patrolman John W. Causey

Patrolman John W. Causey

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, December 31, 1861

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John W. Causey

Patrolman Causey was stabbed to death by a man he was attempting to arrest off duty.

Patrolman Causey had entered a barber shop on Main Street at Gayosa Street, when he noticed a suspect who had escaped his custody three weeks earlier. He asked the suspect to step outside. Patrolman Causey was questioning the suspect when the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed Patrolman Causey in the heart, killing him

Patrolman Causey had served with the Memphis Police Department for 11 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Not available

escapee, investigation, off duty

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Patrolman Causey, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 16, 2020

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