Police Officer Ulysses Jackson

Police Officer Ulysses Jackson

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, September 27, 1952

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Ulysses Jackson

Officer Ulysses Jackson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for chasing a woman with a knife on 9th Street, currently W M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard.

He twice subdued the man, but did not handcuff him, as it was against department policy to do so. The suspect then began to struggle with Officer Jackson again, gained control of his weapon, and shot him in the head. He then shot him in the head five more times as he lay on the ground. The suspect was later shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Jackson had served with the Chattanooga Police Department for 18 months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 520

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt

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Police Officer Ulysses Jackson will always be remembered for his dedicated service to the people of his community. Thank you for your service and RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

December 30, 2023

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