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Patrolman William Howard James | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Patrolman

William Howard James

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, September 14, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle accident

Incident Date: 9/14/1942

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman James was killed in a motorcycle accident on Maple Street in the Kingwood Heights section of Murfreesboro. Patrolman James was escorting a military convoy at the time of the accident.

Patrolman James had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for only 6 months. He was survived by his wife, 5-month-old child, parents, and two sisters.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 14, 2012

 

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