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Jul. 03, 1943
Caucasian Male / 39 yrs. of age
Nashville City Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sat. Jul. 03, 1943
Patrolman Sandefur was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a domestic disturbance call. As they approached the home the suspect fired a shotgun through the door, striking Patrolman Sandefur in the torso, killing him. The suspect was shot and wounded by Patrolman Sandefur's partner and taken into custody.
The suspect plead guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years in prison October 5, 1943.
Patrolman Sandefur was survived by his wife and three daughters.