Trooper Bobby J. Maples

Trooper Bobby J. Maples

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, November 5, 1999

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Bobby J. Maples

Trooper Bobby Maples suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting a broken down motorist. Two other passing motorists stopped to render assistance until emergency crews arrived. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Trooper Maples had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 298

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Trooper Maples,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Tennessee. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 5, 2019

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