Transport Officer Ernest Simpson Massengill

Transport Officer Ernest Simpson Massengill

Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, December 6, 1957

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Ernest Simpson Massengill

Transport Officer Ernest Massengill was killed in a vehicle crash while transporting seven prisoners from the Tennessee State Penitentiary to the Brush Mountain State Penitentiary.

A second officer was injured in the crash.

Officer Massengill was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 56
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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In this, the 63rd year after your death, we remember and honor your sacrifice on behalf of the citizens of the State of Tennessee. We thank you for your faithful service to our department.

Correctional Officer Logan Wilson
Tennessee Department of Correction

December 14, 2020

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