Trooper Daniel Morrison Higdon, Jr.

Trooper Daniel Morrison Higdon, Jr.

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, March 13, 1983

Daniel Morrison Higdon, Jr.

Trooper Daniel Higdon was killed after being crushed between two tractor trailers while conducting a traffic stop in Smith County. He and another trooper had pulled over two tractor trailers for traffic violations. As Trooper Higdon and one of the truck drivers stood between the two trucks one of them rolled back, crushing both men between the trucks.

Both Trooper Higdon and the truck driver succumbed to their injuries.

Trooper Higdon had served with the agency for 8 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I was a very young RN working at (what was then) Medical Center Hospital in the emergency room the night of Trooper Higdon’s accident. It left a lasting impression on me. I remember it like it was yesterday, and have often wondered how his family is. While I didn’t know him personally, what I remember most were all his fellow law enforcement comrades who spoke so highly of him and came to the ER to show their support and love.
I’ve never forgotten that night. To his family, our hearts and prayers are still with you. No words can describe how sorry we are for the loss of such an obviously great DPS Trooper and friend. His was a life taken way too soon.

Connie Harrison
Retired RN

May 16, 2018

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