Sergeant Oliver Deward Williamson

Sergeant Oliver Deward Williamson

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, March 21, 1952

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Oliver Deward Williamson

Sergeant Oliver Williamson was killed outside of Dyersburg, Tennessee while assisting with search and recovery efforts following a tornado that occurred near Rehoboth.

He had just dropped off several patients at the hospital in Dyersburg and was returning to Rehoboth when his patrol car was caught in a second tornado. The patrol car was thrown over 300 feet, causing Sergeant Williamson to suffer fatal injuries.

Sergeant Williamson was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

natural disaster

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