Patrolman John Regan

Patrolman John Regan

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 1870

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John Regan

Patrolman Regan died of sun stroke after walking his beat for six hours.

Patrolman Regan began walking his beat at 0700 hours. At 1300 hours, Patrolman Regan took his meal period. He was found dead of sun stroke at 1400 hours.

It was determined that Patrolman Regan suffered sun stroke due to a combination of the extremely hot temperatures in Memphis on that day, and that he walking his beat for six hours in that heat.

Patrolman Regan had served with the Memphis Police Department for six months.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

foot patrol

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 13, 2020

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