Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 3/7/1950
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.