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Patrolman Mart Dennis Tarrant | Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

Patrolman

Mart Dennis Tarrant

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, November 4, 1935

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 11/3/1935

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with murder

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Patrolman Mart Tarrant was killed when his police motorcycle was struck by a drunk driver on Highway 2 (modern day I-35) in Waco, Texas.

A drunk driver attempted to pass other vehicles and entered Patrolman Tarrant's lane of travel. He collided with Patrolman Tarrant's motorcycle, causing serious injuries. Patrolman Tarrant was transported to Colgins Hospital where he died the following day.

The driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and murder.

Patrolman Tarrant had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for four years. He was survived by his wife, four children, parents, and four sisters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
November 4, 2011

 

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