Trooper Sam R. Henderson

Trooper Sam R. Henderson

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, May 7, 1941

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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A great-uncle never known. Gone too soon and leaving loved ones behind. Your sacrifice to our great state in the name of service and protection will never be forgotten!

Uncle Sam, I never knew you, but I am proud to be called a Henderson!

Paul-David Henderson
Great Nephew

May 6, 2012

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