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Trooper Lynn McCarthy Ross | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Trooper

Lynn McCarthy Ross

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 7/26/2000

Weapon: Automobile; Commercial

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Ross was killed when his patrol car was struck by a commercial vehicle while he was working a construction work-zone detail.

Trooper Ross' vehicle was positioned at the rear of the work-zone with its emergency lights flashing when a tractor-trailer struck it from behind. The patrol car immediately flipped over and was engulfed in flames with Trooper Ross inside. The tractor-trailer then crossed the median and struck another vehicle.

In 2002, the driver pled guilty to vehicular homicide and aggravated assault.
Trooper Ross had been employed with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for almost five years, and is survived by his three children, parents, and sister.

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I had the ocasion to meet Trooper Ross as a guest instructor at the THP Training Academy when he was a Trooper Cadet. My children met Trooper Ross at graduation and at the white water olympics and nickname him "Major Payne" due to his personality and his hiumor. Children absolurely love Lynn. His presence will be terribly missed along with his copassion for kids. Prayers and thought continually with his wife and children.

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