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Slayden ran the police department from 1987-89, when he retired. A veteran of World War II, Slayden rose through the ranks of the department and eventually wrote the policy manual for the department.
Clarksville Police Department intelligence analyst Mary Buck told The Leaf-Chronicle Slayden penned some of his own memoirs and enjoyed woodworking as a sideline. Buck says Slayden made, to-scale, models of historic structures in Clarksville, and he once made a scale model of the farm occupied by the hit TV family, "The Waltons."
Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home is handling arrangements for Slayden's funeral.
Visitation is Saturday from 4-7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. when services begin in the funeral home chapel.
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Man pleads guilty to Memphis officer's murder
May 21, 2013 22:22 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A former death row inmate is set to be released from prison after he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of a Memphis police officer.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Tuesday that she has accepted Timothy McKinney's guilty plea.
McKinney was convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Officer Don Williams. The officer was killed outside a comedy club in December 1997.
McKinney appealed and won a new trial, which ended with a deadlocked jury. A third trial earlier this year also ended in a hung jury.
The Commercial Appeal reports that McKinney was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Since he's already served more than 15 years -- including 11 on death row -- McKinney will be released this week.
Williams' family opposed the settlement.
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