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


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

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: 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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 9, 2015


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