Police Officer Timothy Patrick Huckaby

Police Officer Timothy Patrick Huckaby

Tennessee Valley Authority Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, November 24, 1998

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Timothy Patrick Huckaby

Police Officer Timothy Huckaby was killed near Knoxville, Tennessee, when a wheel that had broken off of an oncoming car struck his vehicle.

The wheel, which traveled 50-feet in the air, struck Officer Huckaby's patrol Jeep on the top of the driver's side. He suffered severe head injuries as a result of the impact, which caused his vehicle to flip over several times.

Rescue crews were able to free him after 30 minutes but he had already succumbed to his injuries.

Both occupants of the vehicle who lost the tire were arrested and charged with several prior crimes, none of which were related to the accident.

Officer Huckaby had served with the agency for 24 years. He is survived by his wife and 3-year-old daughter.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Tennessee

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Officer Huckaby,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but when you served with the U.S. Army as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 24, 2018

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