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Tennessee Police Officer Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

August 2, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Tennessee Police Officer Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

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A manhunt is currently underway for a suspect responsible for fatally shooting a police officer in Memphis,Tennessee during a traffic stop officials said Saturday.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said during a news conference that the incident occurred 9:15 p.m. on Saturday.

He confirmed that the officer was conducting a traffic stop when a suspect open fired hitting the Memphis Police Officer identified as 31-year-old Sean Bolton multiple times. He would later die a short time later at a local hospital.

Armstrong said police have not made an arrest and the suspect is still at large. He said police are using all available resources to find the shooter.

Bolton is the third Memphis officer shot and killed in slightly more than four years.

Officer Tim Warrne was killed while responding to a shooting at a downtown Memphis hotel in July 2011. In December 2012, officer Martoiya Lang was killed while serving a warrant.

Armstrong said officers are grieving, adding that “this is just a reminder of how dangerous this job is.”

“Sadly to say, we’ve been here before,” he said.

Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton Jr. told reporters Saturday that the incident “speaks volumes about the inherent danger of police work.”

“Pray for the family and pray for our city.”

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