Trooper Samuel F. Holcomb, Jr.

Trooper Samuel F. Holcomb, Jr.

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, March 27, 1988

Samuel F. Holcomb, Jr.

Trooper Samuel Holcomb was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on I-40 in Dickson County, Tennessee.

He had stopped a suspicious vehicle and as he was exiting his patrol car, he was struck from behind by a driver who had been blinded by the early morning sunlight.

No legal action was taken against the suspect.

Trooper Holcomb had been with the agency for 13 and a half years.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years, 6 months
  • Badge 700

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Holcomb, I knew your father. I met him in a time in my life that I was investigating a career in Law enforcement. Let me tell you after that hand shake and man what a hand shake I was forever a, " Hawkl-A-Maniac", this man was the model I lived by as a Police Officer in Berry Hill TN. and Goodlettsville TN. You see Hawk was working a PT job at the, "One for the Sun concert" at hermitage landing I was a security guard there. After a couple of days with him there was no turning back. I was going to be a Cop.....period point blank.! I thank the day I met Hawk and mourned the day he passed. HE WAS THE TRUE PRO WE ALWAYS WANT TO BE LIKE. I know that since Hawks passing heaven is a lot safer.

God bless you,

Patrol Officer
Berry Hill, Goodlettsville Police Departments

November 26, 2014

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