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Patrolman David R. Tapscott | Springfield Police Department, Illinois Springfield Police Department, Illinois


David R. Tapscott

Springfield Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 26, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 12/24/1979

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Patrolman David Tapscott died from injuries suffered two days earlier after being involved in an automobile accident while responding to a disturbance among patrons at Wanda's Tavern at 10:00 pm.

As Patrolman Tapscott was responding to the call, his police vehicle crashed into the center support pylon at the 9th Street railroad overpass. Patrolman Tapscott was transported to the hospital and after two days on life support, he died as a result of his injuries.

Patrolman Tapscott had served with the Springfield Police Department for five years.

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David, After all these years I was thinking of you. I love seeing the picture of you with that big smile. You were such a sweet, kind person and a very good friend. See you again my friend.

Linda Adams
September 25, 2015


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