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New Hero Search Raymond Leroy Wheeler - Nov. 06, 1973 (20713)

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Metro Nashville TN Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 06, 1973
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 22 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Metro Nashville Police Dept. - TN
200 James Robertson Parkway  
Nashville, TN   37201   USA
(615)862-7400
County: Davidson
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 1 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TN   USA   Tue. Nov. 06, 1973
Summary: Officer Raymond Wheeler was shot and killed while he and his partner searched three juvenile suspects in parking lot of the juvenile detention center. During the search one of the juveniles produced a .22 caliber handgun and opened fire. Officer Wheeler jumped in front of his partner and was struck in the head.

The suspect attempted to flee but was captured. Officer Wheeler was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wound early the next morning. The 17 year-old suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison November 29, 1974.

Officer Wheeler was a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran. He had served with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife.

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