Patrolman William Howard James

Patrolman William Howard James

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, September 14, 1942

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William Howard James

Patrolman William James was killed in a motorcycle crash on Maple Street in the Kingwood Heights section of Murfreesboro.

He was escorting a military convoy at the time of the accident.

Patrolman James had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for only six months. He was survived by his wife, 5-month-old child, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

escort, motorcycle

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Patrolman James,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Tennessee. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 14, 2022

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