Captain Byron Michael Motley

Captain Byron Michael Motley

Murfreesboro Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, July 23, 2006

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Byron Michael Motley

Captain Byron Motley died from injuries sustained while attempting to rescue a drowning child while off duty.

He was at a family gathering when he noticed a child laying motionless at the bottom of a pool. He immediately jumped in and retrieved the child. After passing the child to others on the pool deck he attempted to get out of the pool but slipped and struck his head, knocking him unconscious. CPR was immediately initiated and he was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Captain Motley is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
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  • Cause Fall

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Your selfless actions are the definition of heroism. Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 23, 2020

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