Corporal Samuel J. Cheatham

Photo of Corporal Samuel J. Cheatham
End of Watch: Wed, Sep 23rd, 1959
Date of Incident: Wed, Sep 23rd, 1959
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 29 years
Age: 55


He was survived by his wife.


Corporal Cheatham suffered a fatal heart attack while on sick leave at home due to a previous heart attack he suffered while struggling with a suspect. The man he was attempting to arrest was resisting arrest.

Corporal Cheatham was assigned to the Carondelet District.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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