Trooper Herman T. Morris

Trooper Herman T. Morris

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, March 16, 1972

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Herman T. Morris

Trooper Herman Morris succumbed to injuries he received in an automobile crash while on patrol in West Palm Beach on January 24, 1972.

While assisting officers who were following armed and drunk subjects, he was driving on the passing lane on the turnpike. A truck pulled out in front of him, and to avoid a collision, he struck a bridge railing. His patrol vehicle flipped over and burst into flames. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Trooper Morris had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for three years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Monday, January 24, 1972

officer assistance, traffic patrol, vehicle crash

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I’m in aw of your bravery. Rest easy sweet soul.

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December 29, 2023

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