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 T. B. Hindman Knox

T. B. Hindman Knox

Birth
Mississippi, USA
Death 5 Apr 1925 (aged 27–28)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section 15
Memorial ID 100151390 · View Source
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Father: J O Knox
Mother: Mildred Doxey
Married
Age: 27
He was a Police Officer

"From gunshot wounds in neck inflicted by Carl Rodgers- Verdict continued presumed to be murder."

At Beale Street and Front Street. Police Officer in the line of duty
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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.

T. B. H. Knox married Irene B Wynne, Shelby County, TN., 10/18/1916.


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  • Created by: Neil Loftiss
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100151390
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for T. B. Hindman Knox (1897–5 Apr 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100151390, citing Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Neil Loftiss (contributor 47136115) .