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1930-1939

"Gone But Not Forgotten...You Will Be Remembered"

Trooper Charles Hash

Shelby Country

April 11, 1930

Trooper Charles Hash was the first Tennessee Highway Patrol member to lose his life in the line of duty. Trooper Hash was injured while operating a motorcycle. He was thrown from his motorcycle after being struck by a car. He passed away 8 days later at a Memphis hospital at the age of 32.

Trooper Walter Jones

Davidson County

July 31, 1933

Trooper Walter Jones lost his life while operating a motorcycle in Nashville.

Trooper Lee Lovelace

Smith County

February 3, 1934

Trooper Lee Lovelace lost his life after a motorcycle accident.

Trooper Clovis Cole

Obion County

May 2, 1934

Trooper Clovis Cole lost his life while operating a motorcycle in Union City.

Trooper Ed Kennedy

Cumberland County

August 22, 1934

Trooper Ed Kennedy lost his life in an automobile accident while traveling on Highway 70 in Crab Orchard.

Trooper Lindsey Smith

Coffee County

December 17, 1934

Trooper Lindsey Smith was shot while responding to a domestic dispute in Tullahoma. The suspect shot another responding officer from the Tullahoma Police department before fleeing to a church. A second Tullahoma officer was also shot while searching the church for the suspect, and Trooper Smith was shot twice as the suspect came around the corner of the church. All three officers lost their lives as a result of the gunshot wounds they received.

Trooper Earl Hicks

Knox County

June 1936

Trooper Earl Hicks lost his life while operating a motorcycle in Knox County.

Trooper Paul Summers

Davidson County

August 8, 1936

Trooper Paul Summers lost his life while operating a motorcycle in Nashville.

Trooper Carl Hickman

McMinn County

September 15, 1937

Trooper Carl Hickman lost his life while operating a motorcycle in Athens.

Trooper Lewis R. Boone

Sevier County

October 18, 1938

Trooper Lewis R. Boone lost his life while operating a motorcycle in Pigeon Forge.

Trooper Charles Gearhiser

Dyer County

November 12, 1938

Trooper Charles Gearhiser lost his life while operating a motorcycle in Dyer County.

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