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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Reward Notice

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 7, 2016
Contact: Michael Knight

ATF Offers Reward in New Salem Baptist Church Fire

ATF, MFD and TSFMO Seek Public’s Help in Memphis Church Fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Memphis Fire Department and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office have announced a reward for up to $ 2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for a fire which occurred at the New Salem Baptist Church.

On September 28, 2016, a fire occurred at the New Salem Baptist Church, 2186 Hawkins Mills Road, Memphis. Security cameras in the area captured a video/picture of a person sought to be a person of interest to the fire.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact either Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-2274 (cash), State Arson hotline at (800) 762-3017 or ATF at (888) ATF-FIRE (1-888-283-3473). Information can also be sent to ATF via the mobile app by using the Nashville field division as the location.

ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving violent crimes of fire and arson. More information about ATF and its programs is available at


Nashville Field Division