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New Hero Search Melvin Hooper Fleming - Jun. 25, 1942 (15930)

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Davidson County Sheriff's Office Agency Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jun. 25, 1942
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 32 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Davidson County Sheriff's Office
TN   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Deputy
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 2 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TN   USA   Thu. Jun. 25, 1942
Summary: Deputy Melvin Fleming and Detective Charles Mundy, of the Metro Nashville Police Department, were shot and killed by a drunk man who Deputy Fleming had attempted to arrest. The man had entered a restaurant and became belligerent when the staff refused to serve him more alcohol. Deputy Fleming arrived on the scene and was shot three times when he attempted to take the suspect into custody.

Detective Mundy and two other detectives were driving by the restaurant when they heard the shots and Detective Mundy began to chase the man on foot. During the exchange of gunfire both men were fatally wounded a second detective was wounded.

The suspect had been released from a Kentucky prison after serving only six years for the murders of Patrolman James Hays and Patrolman Robert Rowland, of the Kentucky Highway Patrol, when they attempted to arrest him and his brother for operating an illegal whiskey still in their service station.

Deputy Fleming had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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