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New Hero Search John C. Brinkley - Jun. 13, 1919 (10444)

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Memphis Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 13, 1919
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 32 yrs. of age
Dept: Memphis Police Dept. - TN
201 Poplar Ave  
Memphis, TN   38103   USA
County: Shelby
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 31
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TN   USA   Fri. Jun. 13, 1919
Summary: Sergeant John Brinkley was shot and killed while chasing a suspect who had shot and wounded another officer earlier in the day. Officers were sent to the Overton Park Market to investigate a report that a man was selling stolen chickens. After questing the man the officers decided to take the suspect back to the station house for further questioning. The suspect asked if he could put his chicken back into his wagon. The officers allowed him to do so, and while placing the chicken into he wagon, the suspect retrieved a pistol. The suspect opened fire, wounding two officers. The suspect was also wounded, but managed to flee.

While the store owner called police to report the shooting, a ground of civilians chased the suspect. The civilians were unable to apprehended the suspect, but the suspects car was stopped by a group of officers at Waldran Street and Jackson Street. The suspect exited his vehicle and fled on foot. Sergeant Brinkley, along with several other officers, pursued the suspect while exchanging gunfire. During the gun battle Sergeant Brinkley was shot and killed.

The suspect was also shot, and subsequently arrested by other officers. The was convicted and was executed on September 3, 1920.

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