Patrolman Edward John Hammond, Jr.

Patrolman Edward John Hammond, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, November 23, 1973

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Edward John Hammond, Jr.

Patrolman Edward Hammond was shot and killed after responding to a report of a man menacing people with a shotgun in front of a grocery store.

When Patrolman Hammond and his partner arrived, they observed the suspect still armed with the shotgun. They ordered the suspect to drop the gun, but the suspect fired, striking Patrolman Hammond ion the face, killing him. Patrolman Hammond's partner returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Hammond was survived by his fiancee, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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August 27, 2015

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