Patrolman T. B. Knox

Patrolman T. B. Knox

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, April 5, 1925

T. B. Knox

Patrolman Knox was shot and killed by a suspect who had kidnapped his ex-wife and her boyfriend. At approximately 1500 hours the suspect pulled a gun on his ex-wife and her boyfriend and ordered them to drive into the county. Another couple that was with them fled, and called the police. When police arrived everyone involved had left.
At approximately 2000 hours Patrolman Knox observed a car occupied by a man and woman parked at the corner of Beale Street and Front Street. Patrolman Knox knew nothing of the kidnapping that had occurred several hours earlier. As he passed the car the female called for help.
Patrolman Knox stopped his motorcycle and approached the car. As Patrolman Knox approached the car, the suspect exited and fired three shots, striking Patrolman Knox. Patrolman Knox returned fire, killing the suspect. Officer Knox was removed to Baptist Hospital where he died from his wounds.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed by Ptl. Knox

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This man was my grandmother's brother. She spoke of him often and it was always such a sad memory for her. She never forgot him and I hope others won't. I'm sorry I didn't know him but at least I know about him. Rest in Peace TB.

Rebecca Dunlap
Great Niece

February 9, 2014

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