Trooper Carl M. Thach

Trooper Carl M. Thach

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1954

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Carl M. Thach

Trooper Carl Thach was struck and killed by an automobile while writing a citation on Highway 61 near Vicksburg.

The driver was acquitted of manslaughter charges.

He was a United States Army WWII veteran and had served with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol for three years, assigned to Troop C Jackson. He was survived by his wife and three children. His wife later became a dispatcher for the department in Greenwood, Troop D, and retired after 30 years of service.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 73

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Trooper Thach,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 15, 2024

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