Constable William Lee Mayo

Constable William Lee Mayo

Davidson County Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, March 28, 1928

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William Lee Mayo

Constable Lee Mayo succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier when he was shot while attempting to make an arrest at the scene of a disturbance.

He and another county constable had responded to the home on Elm Hill Pike after receiving reports of a disturbance. When they arrived at the scene, they encountered a third county constable who was drunk and part of the disturbance. When the the two responding constables attempted to arrest two men who lived in the home, the drunk constable protested the arrest. As the constables continued with the arrest, the drunk constable pulled out his gun and opened fire, striking Constable Mayo in the abdomen three times.

Both constables returned fire killing the drunk constable. Constable Mayo was taken to Nashville General Hospital where he died two days later.

Constable Mayo had served as an elected constable for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, March 26, 1928
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 28, 2012

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