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Tenn. officer dies while saving child

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July 25, 2006

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Tenn. officer dies while saving child

Officer Down: Byron Motley - [Murfreesboro, Tennessee]

Biographical Info

Age: 58

Additional Info: Captain Byron Motley was a 28-year veteran of the Murfreesboro Police Department. He is survived by his wife, 4 children and grandchildren.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Motley died from an injury sustained while saving a drowning child.

Date of Incident: July 22, 2006


Tenn. officer dies while saving child


Even the family is a little cloudy on what exactly happened, but they do know that Captain Byron Motley died while saving the boy from a pool during the family’s reunion.

Motley was a 28-year veteran of the Murfreesboro Police Department, and he was promoted to captain only weeks ago. In addition, he was an adjunct faculty member at MTSU, teaching criminal justice courses.

But, Captain Motley lost his life at a family reunion in Brentwood on Saturday night. ...

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