Patrolman Darrell William Drehman

Patrolman Darrell William Drehman

Parson Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, February 8, 2000

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Darrell William Drehman

Patrolman Darrell Drehman was struck and killed by a falling utility pole.

He was directing traffic at the scene of an accident in which a fleeing felon struck the utility pole. A passing tractor trailer caught the wires on the pole, pulling it down. The falling utility pole struck Patrolman Drehman on the head, causing severe injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained on life support for seven days before passing away.

Patrolman Drehman had served with the Parson Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his three children.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 1, 2000

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Darrell had a love for the job and his brothers and sisters in blue they were just extended family as many of us know. I miss his sarcastic sense of humor most. I often felt like the mouse the cat was playing with then you would catch that glint in his eye and that fake laugh.

Grandson Nathan Morris

January 25, 2019

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