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- Oct. 12, 1999 -
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Memphis Police Dept. Patch
Resided: TN, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 12, 1999
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 35 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Memphis Police Dept. - TN
201 Poplar Ave  
Memphis, TN   38103   USA
(901)636-3700
County: Shelby
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman II
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 1533
On The Job: 11 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: TN   USA   Tue. Oct. 12, 1999
Summary: Patrolman Don Overton was killed when his patrol car was struck by a stolen vehicle being chased by other officers. Patrolman Overton, who was not involved in the pursuit, was pulling out of a side street when his patrol car was broadsided by the vehicle, which was traveling at an estimated 100 mph. Patrolman Overton was extricated from his patrol car and flown to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. All four of the suspects were seriously injured in the accident.

The driver of the vehicle was initially convicted of felony murder and sentenced to life in prison. The sentence was overturned in February 2004 because the jury was not given instructions to consider lesser sentences. The driver was retried and found guilty of first degree murder on October 14th, 2005. Three other members of the gang pleaded guilty to lesser charges. The gang leader was charged with sending the driver and his crew on the shoplifting spree, pleaded guilty to aiding in a murder and drew a 20-year prison sentence.

Patrolman Overton had served with the Memphis Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his expectant wife.

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   Memphis Police Department has recently lost two of its finest officers. Don Overton was killed in October when his cruiser was broadsided by 4 felons fleeing in a vehicle. This morning, John Robinson was killed as he was attempting to catch 2 robbery suspects. They were both my friends and I was very lucky to have worked side by side with both of them. They will both be missed and never forgotten.
JAMES SNEAD . . . Jan. 05, 2000
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