Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 356
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Incident Date: 7/8/2005
Weapon: Not available
Suspect: Sentenced to 3 years probation
Trooper Todd Larkins was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while conducting a vehicle stop.
Trooper Larkins stopped a vehicle on Interstate 40 in Dickson County, about 40 miles outside of Nashville. As he was conducting the vehicle stop, a tractor-trailer veered off the roadway. He was struck and killed instantly.
The driver of the tractor trailer was charged with vehicular homicide. He was sentenced to three years probation, one year loss of license, and a $50 fine.
Trooper Larkins had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for five years, and is survived by his wife and daughter.