Trooper Oscar Newton Morris

Trooper Oscar Newton Morris

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, April 19, 1956

Oscar Newton Morris

Trooper Oscar Morris was struck and killed by a drunk driver at 11:34 p.m. while conducting a driver's license check on another driver on Highway 70 in Lebanon, Tennessee. Trooper Morris was returning to his vehicle when he was struck by a drunk driver, who then fled the scene. After checking on Trooper Morris, a college student whom he was giving a ride to got behind the wheel of the police car and chased the suspect. The student was able to stop the suspect and held him until other officers arrived.

The subject was sentenced to 18 years in prison on August 16, 1956.

Trooper Morris, a U.S. Army veteran, was survived by his parents.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 171

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 18 years

drunk driver

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