Police Officer Anthony Sean Bolton Memphis Police Department, Tennessee End of Watch: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Police Officer Anthony Sean Bolton | Memphis Police Department, TennesseeMemphis Police Department, Tennessee

Police Officer Anthony Sean Bolton

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Biographical Info

Age: 33
Tour of Duty: 4 years, 9 months
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 1, 2015
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: At large

Agency Contact Information

Director Toney Armstrong
Memphis Police Department
Criminal Justice Complex
201 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: (901) 636-3700

Police Officer Sean Bolton was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop near the intersection of Cottonwood Road and Perkins Road.
He was shot multiple times by one of the occupants of the vehicle, who then fled the scene and remains at large.
Officer Bolton was transported to Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds.
Officer Bolton was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Memphis Police Department since October 2010.

 

Authorities in Tennessee have released the name of a Memphis cop shot dead during a traffic stop on Saturday.

Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times around 9pm and rushed to an area hospital in critical condition before he succumbed to his injuries.

Meanwhile, the suspect remains on the loose and a manhunt has fanned out across the region in a bid to bring the cold blooded cop killer to justice.

Dead: Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton was shot multiple times and later died after a traffic stop turned violent Saturday night

Bolton, who joined the force in 2010, was the third Memphis cop killed in the last four years, Police Director Toney Armstrong told CNN. 

He was taken to Regional One Hospital in a critical condition before succumbing to multiple wounds, according to WHBQ.

Bolton was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps who’d served on the Memphis force since 2010.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told a press conference police have not made an arrest and the suspect is on the run. He said police are using all available resources to find the shooter.

He added: ‘We’ve been here before. Sad to say, we’ve been here before.

‘This is my third time in the four years I’ve been director. It doesn’t get any easier. This is not only a difficult time for me as a director, but for all the officers behind me and our city as well.’

In 2011, Officer Tim Warren was killed while responding to a shooting at a downtown Memphis hotel. 

Tragic: An officer died in Regional One after he was shot during a traffic stop in Memphis, Tennessee

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’ the job is.

Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton Jr. said Bolton’s death ‘speaks volumes about the inherent danger of police work’ and asked others to ‘pray for the family and pray for our city.’

‘The men and women in blue have certain rules of engagement that they have to follow, but at any given minute in a 24-hour day they’re dealing with folks who have no rules of engagement.’

‘Difficult time’: Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said a manhunt is under way for the shooter

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1 Response to “Police Officer Anthony Sean Bolton Memphis Police Department, Tennessee End of Watch: Saturday, August 1, 2015”


  1. 1 Adolph C. Namlik, Chief of Police, Ret. September 1, 2015 at 21:02

    My sincere condolences and prayers go out to the family and fellow officers of Police Officer Anthony Sean Bolton of the Memphis Police Department.

    Respectfully,
    Adolph C. Namlik
    Chief of Police, Ret.
    Gowanda, N.Y.


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