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

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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 Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol for eight years and had been stationed at Tyler. He was survived by his wife, son, mother, and two brothers.

I-20 between mile markers 571 and 575 was renamed Trooper Daniel Higdon Memorial Highway.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Trooper Higdon,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 13, 2023

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