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Trooper Oscar Newton Morris | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Trooper

Oscar Newton Morris

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 9, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 171

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 5/9/1956

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Suspect: Apprehended

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Trooper Oscar Morris was struck and killed by a drunk driver while giving directions to another driver on Highway 70 in Lebanon, Tennessee. Trooper Morris was returning to his vehicle when he was struck by a drunk driver, who then fled the scene. After checking on Trooper Morris, a college student who he was giving a ride to got behind the wheel of the police car and chased the suspect. The student was able to stop the suspect and held him until other officers arrived.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th 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 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
May 9, 2012

 

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