Patrolman James W. Duggan

Patrolman James W. Duggan

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, June 22, 1921

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James W. Duggan

Patrolman Duggan was shot and killed while he and other officers served a warrant on a suspect. As Patrolman Duggan walked passed a closet the suspect opened fire from within it. Other officers returned fire, striking the suspect.
Patrolman Duggan had been with the agency for six years and was survived by four children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 235

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and wounded

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You are my paternal grandfather who died almost on one of your son's birthdays. I never knew you but I thank you for fathering your family, including your son my own father. A great-granddaughter of yours who likes ancestry has recalled you.

Dexter C. Duggan

May 27, 2024

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