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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: Thursday, April 19, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # 171

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 18 years

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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.

The subject was sentenced to 18 years in prison on August 16, 1956.

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No amount of time can ever make your legacy disappear. Your service to our country will always be remembered. RIP and thank you

John Haseltine - Civilian
April 20, 2016


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