Sergeant John Scott Hackett, Jr.

Sergeant John Scott Hackett, Jr.

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 19, 1974

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John Scott Hackett, Jr.

Sergeant John Hackett and Patrolman James Parker were killed in a police helicopter accident along McCoy Road south of Reidsville.

The helicopter they were flying in struck high-tension wires adjacent to a recently constructed bridge.

Sergeant Hackett was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for 35 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 35 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Thank you for your service to our great nation, and to our State of NC. You will never to be forgotten. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas WebbNew York State Police - Troop

August 18, 2022

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