Patrolman James Lee Jefferson

Patrolman James Lee Jefferson

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, August 18, 1979

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James Lee Jefferson

Patrolman Jefferson was killed when an automobile struck his motorcycle at the corner of Elvis Presley Boulevard and Brooks Road. He was responding to a officer assistance call when the call was canceled.

Patrolman Jefferson was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam war and served with the Memphis Police Department for nine and a half years. He is buried in Memphis National Cemetery


  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 years, 6 months
  • Badge 401
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

officer assistance

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 18, 2020

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