Trooper Sam R. Henderson

Trooper Sam R. Henderson

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, May 7, 1941

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Sam R. Henderson

Trooper Sam Henderson was killed after being struck by a drunk driver while making a traffic stop for defective lights.

As Trooper Henderson spoke with the driver of the vehicle, another vehicle driven by a drunk driver struck Trooper Henderson and fled the scene. The vehicle and an intoxicated soldier were located about ten blocks away. The soldier claimed two other intoxicated soldiers fled the scene.

Trooper Henderson had been with the agency for four years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 51

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Trooper Henderson, we are forever indebted to you for your service. Thank you and your family.

Kim Parks
Extremely Thankful For and Proud Supporter Of All Law Enforcement Officers

July 27, 2021

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