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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Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

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