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 in Knox County, Tennessee, when a wheel that had broken off of an oncoming car struck his patrol vehicle on I-40 near Campbell Station Road.

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.

The driver of the vehicle that lost the tire was drunk with DUI, but was not charged in connection with Officer Huckaby's death. The passenger was charged with drunk in public and as a fugitive from justice after it was learned he was wanted in Idaho on an extraditable warrant.

Officer Huckaby had served with the Tennessee Valley Authority Police Department 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

drunk driver, routine driving

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Dear Huck, I am the daughter of John Draper. My fondest memories of Douglas Dam are of you or Bishop or Van Lee or whoever cutting up with my father. You made my 80's so fun as a kid. My whole family thinks of you often. Prayers and love to this day and beyond for your family.

Jenny Draper

February 4, 2020

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