Patrolman Hugh Clark May

Patrolman Hugh Clark May

Chattanooga Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, September 14, 1906

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Hugh Clark May

Patrolman Hugh May was killed when the horse-drawn wagon he was transporting prisoners in was struck by a train. The railroad crossing watchman waved him across and as he was crossing an engine that was backing up struck him, causing serious injuries. The engineer and watchman then refused to move the train, which was blocking the only route to the hospital. Both were arrested and charged with murder in connection with Patrolman May's death.

Patrolman May had been with the agency for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and ten children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 4

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 14, 2020

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