Police Officer II Sean Michael Bolton

Police Officer II Sean Michael Bolton

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sean Michael Bolton

Police Officer II Sean Bolton was shot and killed when he interrupted a drug deal near the intersection of Cottonwood and Perkins Roads at approximately 9:15 pm.

Officer Bolton observed an illegally parked vehicle near the intersection occupied by multiple people. As he approached the vehicle, he was shot several times by one of the occupants, who then fled the scene. A citizen used Officer Bolton's radio to call for assistance after he was shot.

He was transported to Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject who murdered him turned himself in on August 3rd, 2015.

Officer Bolton was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Memphis Police Department since October 2010.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years, 9 months
  • Badge 5333
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender In custody

traffic stop

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Officer Bolton, I thanked you so much the day you responded to my call to my grandparents house. It was vacant but someone had broken in. Luckily no one was inside but I felt such confidence with you there. You and your fellow officers, I'm sorry i don't recall their names, were professional, yet humorous when you all realized I could make light of a situation. That being said I saw on the news tonight that it was the 3 year anniversary of your passing. Thank you, Sir, for your service.

Granddaughter of Inspector C.A. Ballard. SCSO.

August 1, 2018

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