Trooper Lynn McCarthy Ross

Trooper Lynn McCarthy Ross

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Lynn McCarthy Ross

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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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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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