Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 5591
Incident Date: 5/18/1991
Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber
Suspect: Convicted of murder
Trooper Douglas Tripp was shot multiple times and killed while he sat in his patrol car. The man shot Trooper Tripp ten times in the head and neck. The suspect charged with shooting Trooper Tripp told authorities that he shot the officer because he didn't deserve a speeding ticket.
The suspect was convicted of second degree murder. He was released from prison in 2008.
Trooper Tripp had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.