Patrolman William Hinkle Crutcher

Patrolman William Hinkle Crutcher

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, August 3, 1944

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William Hinkle Crutcher

Patrolman William Crutcher a motorcycle accident on near Bordeaux, Tennessee.

He was on patrol when his motorcycle left the roadway and entered a ditch on the side of State Highway 112. He was taken to St. Thomas Hospital where he died of his injuries.

Patrolman Crutcher was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII. He had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for only nine months and was survived by his wife, son, parents, five sisters, and five brothers.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 9 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your brother in green as well so I bid you semper fi and thank you for your service in the Corps.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

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