Trooper Samuel Freeman Holcomb, Jr.

Trooper Samuel Freeman Holcomb, Jr.

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, March 27, 1988

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Samuel Freeman Holcomb, Jr.

Trooper Samuel Holcomb was killed when he was struck by a vehicle on I-40 in Dickson County, Tennessee.

He had stopped a suspicious vehicle and as he was exiting his patrol car, he was struck from behind by a driver who had been blinded by the early morning sunlight.

No legal action was taken against the suspect.

Trooper Holcomb was a U.S Navy veteran of the Vietnam war and had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 13 and a half years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 13 years, 6 months
  • Badge 700
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Rest in peace Trooper Holcomb.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2020

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