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Trooper Bobby J. Maples | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Trooper

Bobby J. Maples

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, November 5, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 298

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 11/5/1999

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Bobby Maples suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting a broken down motorist. Two other passing motorists stopped to render assistance until emergency crews arrived. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Trooper Maples had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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I knew Trooper Maples first and foremost as my best friend's dad when we were growing up.

I remember how he enjoyed fishing and cooking, and made some really fine biscuits.

He always had a good sense of humor and was quick to pull a joke on you or some other unsuspecting soul.

When I remember him, it is usually on the lake fishing with his son . . . getting skunked mostly.

RIP Mr. Maples

John Browning
Friend of son
November 11, 2009

 

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