Patrolman Weaver Howard Hogan

Patrolman Weaver Howard Hogan

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, March 2, 1948

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Weaver Howard 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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Rest in peace Patrolman Hogan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 24, 2020

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