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Trooper Michael Wayne Slagle | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Trooper

Michael Wayne Slagle

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, January 25, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 35 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 1/25/2013

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Trooper Michael Slagle died following a vehicle crash on Longmire Road, near Emory Road, in Knox County.

His patrol car slid off the roadway after striking a patch of ice. Despite being stuck in his vehicle, he was able to notify dispatchers of the crash and rescue crews were sent to the scene. A responding fire truck slid on the same patch of ice and flipped over on top of his patrol car while he was still inside.

At some point during the incident Trooper Slagle suffered a fatal heart attack.

Trooper Slagle had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 28 years and was assigned to the State Supreme Court Detail. He had previously served with the Granger County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

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I was honored to carry Trooper Slagles name with us on the 250 mile bicycle tour with the Police Unity Tour.

It was an Honor brother

SPO Joseph Geiger
Athens Clarke County Polce dept Athens Ga
May 21, 2014

 

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