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Park Ranger James Marvin Wallen, Jr. | Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department, Tennessee Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department, Tennessee

Park Ranger

James Marvin Wallen, Jr.

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, October 25, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 5 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 6/3/1989

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Park Ranger Jimmy Wallen succumbed to injuries sustained on June 3rd, 1989, when the patrol car he and his partner were in was struck by another vehicle on Amnicola Highway as they exited Hamilton County Riverpark.

Rescue personnel resuscitated him at the scene before transporting him to a local hospital. He suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the crash and remained in nursing care until passing away from complications of the original injuries on October 25th, 2015.

Ranger Wallen had served with the Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Department for only fives months at the time of the crash. He is survived by his wife, mother, sister, and two brothers.

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Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD, NY
December 27, 2015

 

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