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Staff Sergeant Fred Cole Waldrop | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Staff Sergeant

Fred Cole Waldrop

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 8, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 3/7/1950

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Sergeant Waldrop succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day in an automobile accident in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. He was riding in a vehicle being driven by another trooper as the two responded to a call involving other officers involved in a foot pursuit.

As they responded down Highway 41 a vehicle pulled out of Moncrief Avenue, causing them to collide with the vehicle. Sergeant Waldrop was treated and released from the hospital but suffered a fatal blood clot the following day while recovering at home.

Sergeant Waldrop had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 8, 2012

 

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