Trooper Thomas L. Hendrickson

Trooper Thomas L. Hendrickson

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, November 17, 1974

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Thomas L. Hendrickson

Trooper Thomas Hendrickson was struck and killed by a vehicle while making a traffic stop on SR 20 near Burlington, Washington. A car coming from the opposite direction crossed the roadway, struck Trooper Hendrickson, and then fled the scene. As other officers investigated the accident they located a piece of a purple debris on the roadway. A car of the same color as the debris with body damage then drove by and one of the officers attempted to stop it. After a short pursuit the suspect was apprehended.

The 19-year-old subject was convicted of negligent homicide and hit and run.

Trooper Hendrickson had served with the Washington State Patrol for 4 years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 826

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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