Trooper Michael Wayne Slagle

Trooper Michael Wayne Slagle

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, January 25, 2013

Michael Wayne Slagle

Trooper Michael Slagle died following a vehicle crash on Longmire Road, near Emory Road, in Knox County.

His patrol car slid off the roadway after striking a patch of ice. Despite being stuck in his vehicle, he was able to notify dispatchers of the crash and rescue crews were sent to the scene. A responding fire truck slid on the same patch of ice and flipped over on top of his patrol car while he was still inside.

At some point during the incident Trooper Slagle suffered a fatal heart attack.

Trooper Slagle had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 28 years and was assigned to the State Supreme Court Detail. He had previously served with the Granger County Sheriff's Office for seven years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and son.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace brother. Blessings for your loving family.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 25, 2018

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