Patrolman Weaver H. Hogan

Patrolman Weaver H. Hogan

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, March 2, 1948

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Weaver H. Hogan

Patrolman Weaver Hogan and Chief Charles Taylor, of the Sparta Police Department, were killed when their patrol car was forced off the road into a bridge abutment on US Route 21 south of Wytheville, Virginia. The two officers, along with a third officer, had chased bootlegging suspects into Virginia from North Carolina.

The third officer and Patrolman Hogan were both taken to a hospital in Wytheville. Patrolman Hogan succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Patrolman Hogan had served with the Sparta Police Department for one year and was assigned to Alleghany County. He was survived by his parents, four brothers, and four sisters.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation named a bridge on I-77 near the Virginia state line in honor of Trooper Hogan. The bridge on Highway 21 entering Sparta, North Carolina, is named in honor of Patrolman Hogan and Chief Taylor.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Location Virginia
  • Incident Date Monday, March 1, 1948
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Hogan, you and Chief Taylor are still in the thoughts of many of us. The Little River Bridge on US21 south of Sparta was dedicated to you and Chief Taylor on June 27, 2012 in a beautiful ceremony at the VFW that was attended by the Colonel of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Sparta Police Chief and many other state and local dignitaries. You and Chief Taylor will never be forgotten. Thank you, sir.

Respectful Citizen

July 10, 2012

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