Reserve Officer Larry James Tidwell

Reserve Officer Larry James Tidwell

McEwen Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, August 2, 1983

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Larry James Tidwell

Reserve Officer Tidwell was killed in an automobile accident while on duty. He was driving west bound on Highway 70, in McEwen, Tennessee. As he began a left turn into a driveway to pickup a prisoner, a semi truck hit him broadside. His car was drug over 180 feet before coming to rest. No charges were brought against the truck driver.

Reserve Officer Tidwell had served with the McEwen Police department for five years. he was survived by his wife and twin daughters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 30th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 26, 2013

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