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Trooper Edward A. Elliott | Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

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Edward A. Elliott

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Friday, August 22, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 351

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Edward Elliott was struck and killed by a vehicle during a traffic stop.

He and his partner had stopped a truck for a traffic violation on the H. E. Bailey Turnpike near Lawton. While Trooper Elliott was outside of his vehicle another car struck his patrol unit which then struck him. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Trooper Elliott's partner was injured in the accident but was able to return to duty. The driver of the vehicle was charged with negligent homicide.

Trooper Elliott had been with the agency for 14 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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I worked with Ed at Reeves packing house in Holdenville, Ok back in the early '70s. When I heard of his death, I was shocked and dismayed. I was talking to two Troopers in Okema when I mentioned Ed and some of our better times. Ed, your still missed. God bless.

Lt. FF/EMT Richard Spaulding (RET)
Will Rogers Airport Fire Department
November 6, 2014

 

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