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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Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Capt. Motley,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Murfreesboro. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 23, 2018

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