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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Patrolman Crutcher,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 3, 2019

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