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New Hero Search Edward L. Tarkington - Dec. 17, 1978 (21835)

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Metro Nashville TN Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 17, 1978
Race/Sex: Black 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   Sun. Dec. 17, 1978
Summary: Officer Edward Tarkington was shot and killed after responding to the report of a residential burglary. While talking to the victim the man's neighbor confronted the officer and began arguing with him. The neighbor had been arrested by Officer Tarkington twice before for operating illegal gambling games. The suspect produced a .45 caliber handgun and exchanged shots with Officer Tarkington, striking him in the neck. The suspect was also wounded in the exchange of gunfire. The suspect was never convicted of Officer Tarkington's murder but did receive a one year federal sentence for being a felon carrying a weapon.

Officer Tarkington had been an officer with the agency for one year. He was survived by his brother who later became an officer with the same agency.

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