Staff Sergeant Fred Cole Waldrop

Staff Sergeant Fred Cole Waldrop

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, March 9, 1950

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Fred Cole Waldrop

Sergeant Waldrop succumbed to injuries sustained the previous day in an automobile accident in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. He was riding in a vehicle being driven by another trooper as the two responded to a call involving other officers involved in a foot pursuit.

As they responded down Highway 41 a vehicle pulled out of Moncrief Avenue, causing them to collide with the vehicle. Sergeant Waldrop was treated and released from the hospital but suffered a fatal blood clot the following day while recovering at home.

Sergeant Waldrop had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Wednesday, March 8, 1950

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Staff Sergeant Waldrop, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 24, 2020

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