Trooper George Van Dorse Holcomb

Trooper George Van Dorse Holcomb

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, January 26, 1992

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George Van Dorse Holcomb

Trooper George Holcomb was struck by a tractor trailer and killed while at the scene of a DUI-related accident.

The driver of tractor trailer lost control and started to veer in the direction of the previous accident. Trooper Holcomb ran up the road to warn the people on the scene to get out of the way and then he positioned himself on the shoulder. The semi then struck the wrecker that was on the scene and then veered onto the shoulder, striking Trooper Holcomb.

Trooper Holcomb is survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 139

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident investigation, DUI

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Trooper Holcomb,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Tennessee. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 26, 2022

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