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Trooper Samuel F. Holcomb, Jr. | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Trooper

Samuel F. Holcomb, Jr.

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, March 27, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 13 years, 6 months

Badge # 700

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 3/27/1988

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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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.

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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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