Patrolman David Baxter Searcy

Patrolman David Baxter Searcy

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, October 15, 1960

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David Baxter Searcy

Patrolman David Searcy was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind in Catawba County while he assisted another trooper on U.S. 64 (modern-day U.S. 70) approximately three miles east of Hickory.

Patrolman Searcy was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife, two children, three brothers, and one foster-brother.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation named a bridge over Interstate 40 at Startown Road in Hickory North Carolina in honor of Patrolman Searcy.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Patrolman Searcy,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 15, 2015

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