Patrolman Howard Bradley "Tony" Dameron

Patrolman Howard Bradley "Tony" Dameron

Humboldt Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, March 2, 1964

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Howard Bradley "Tony" Dameron

Patrolman Tony Dameron suffered a fatal heart attack while directing traffic at the scene of an accident at the intersection of Main Street and 28th Avenue.

After assisting with the crash, in which a car struck a utility pole, Patrolman Dameron began directing traffic around the scene at 7:15 pm. He was speaking to a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer when he suddenly collapsed. He was transported to St. Mary's Hospital by the highway patrolman but died approximately two hours later.

Patrolman Dameron had served with the Humboldt Police Department for 3-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 3 years, 6 months
  • Badge 64

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

accident scene, directing traffic

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To fully pay tribute to the heroes of today, we first need to remember those who came before them and who died in the line of duty for it is those heroes who were the standard bearers. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 6, 2019

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