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

directing traffic, accident scene

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Patrolman Dameron,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Humboldt. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 2, 2024

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