Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 171
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Sentenced to 18 years
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.
The subject was sentenced to 18 years in prison on August 16, 1956.