Trooper Douglas Wayne Tripp

Trooper Douglas Wayne Tripp

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, May 19, 1991

Douglas Wayne Tripp

Trooper Douglas Tripp was shot multiple times and killed while he sat in his patrol car. The man shot Trooper Tripp ten times in the head and neck. The suspect charged with shooting Trooper Tripp told authorities that he shot the officer because he didn't deserve a speeding ticket.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder. He was released from prison in 2008.

Trooper Tripp had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 20 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 5591

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 18, 1991
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Missed you tonight, Doug.

L. Buis

August 12, 2017

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