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
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Officer Massengill,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Tennessee. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 6, 2017

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