Patrolman Charles Joseph Gearhiser

Patrolman Charles Joseph Gearhiser

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, November 12, 1938

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Charles Joseph Gearhiser

Patrolman Gearhiser was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a milk truck on Highway 20 near Tigrett. Patrolman Gearhiser and another patrolman were riding side by side and cresting a hill when both Patrolman were struck. The driver of the milk truck did not see the patrolman because of the hill when he attempted to turn off the road onto a side road. The second patrolman suffered minor injuries.

He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Gearhiser,
On today, the 80th 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

November 12, 2018

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