Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Automobile accident
Incident Date: 7/26/2000
Weapon: Automobile; Commercial
Suspect: Not available
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.