Trooper William Gordon Barnes

Trooper William Gordon Barnes

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, January 7, 1966

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William Gordon Barnes

Trooper Barnes was killed when his patrol car was struck broadside by another auto one mile east of Waynesboro on Highway 64. He was attempting to back into a side road when a car rounded a curve and struck the patrol car on the driver's side.

Trooper Barnes was a U.S Navy veteran and had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for two years. He was survived by his wife, and siblings.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 22, 2012

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