Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Timothy Patrick Huckaby

Tennessee Valley Authority Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, November 24, 1998

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Reflections for Police Officer Timothy Patrick Huckaby

Dear Huck, I am the daughter of John Draper. My fondest memories of Douglas Dam are of you or Bishop or Van Lee or whoever cutting up with my father. You made my 80's so fun as a kid. My whole family thinks of you often. Prayers and love to this day and beyond for your family.

Jenny Draper

February 4, 2020

Officer Huckaby,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a LEO but when you served with the U.S. Army as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 24, 2018


I was your driver when you were my platoon leader at the 571st MP Company Fort Ord,CA 1977. I am now the Police Chief in Battle Ground,WA. RIP


Chief Bob Richardson
Battle Ground Police Department

August 26, 2015

I think of you each time I travel from Chattanooga to Knoxville and pass the location of your accident. I'll always remember you for your great personality and friendly warm smile. You were a pleasure to be around. Everyone in Public Safety holds you in their fondest memories. I just wanted you to know that I will always and forever remember you!

Rebecca Thomas-Winkler Captain, Retired
USTVA Public Safety Service

February 14, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 7, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 25, 2011

Officer Huckaby thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

Officer Christopher Dillard

December 28, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 24, 2009

Tim just seeing this it's hard to believe it has been almost 11 years since that day. Remembring the days in our neighood playing football and the time your Dad busted the back window out his 54 Chevy "Beluah" I miss you old friend and think of you often. good bye fellow red and I think of you often


Bill Phibbs
Childhood friend

March 2, 2009

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


October 31, 2008

Hey Red, man I still miss you brother! I talk about you in class now! I've been trying to find Jo for years and this is the closest I've come!

Betsye Robinette

October 21, 2008

Officer Huckaby your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 17, 2008

Hero's are never forgotten! Continue to rest in peace brother.

Paul Bodenhamer
Police Officer
Dept of Veterans Affairs Police

Police Officer - Paul Bodenhamer
Dept of Veterans Affairs

April 10, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 12, 2008

I was just thinking of the good guy on the 6th floor of Dupree Hall, EKU.

Sgt. Mike Fryman (ret. LEO)
College friend,MP

October 9, 2007

Not many days go by that you are not fondly thought about and very much missed, Huck. Its still hard to believe your lookin out for the little guys in Heaven. All of the old gang at Norris thought you were a top notch cop and a great friend. Your family and law enforcement lost a great guy. You were true blue and always a working officer. You made a positive impact on everyone that you met. I hope your little girl gets to know how great of a man her dad was. You will always be missed and never forgotten buddy.

Patrolman Todd Johnston
Lake City Pd/Former Norris P.D.

August 31, 2007

Tim yiu are what all officers strive for, but few reach
that pinnacle in their career or lives. But you surpassed us
all. God Bless You and I know your watching over us.

Retired TVA Officer Reggie Fields

August 17, 2006

Well, it might seem silly that I leave you reflections since I never met you, but my family and I are coming to Tennessee again in a couple days, and I am sure we will be back at the stone they have for you at Norris Dam.

I just wanted to let your family know that you are not forgotten. A total stranger thanks you for your service.


October 21, 2005

I have never met you. The reason I even know about you was because of the memorial they have for you at Norris Dam. My husband and I go to Tennessee quite often. We got engaged there, and also went back there for our honeymoon. We were married the week of your death.

On one of our vacations we took a picture of your memorial at the dam. Partly because my husband is also in law enforcement. He is a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office here in Ohio. The picture comes up on my computer often.

I learned of this site when one of my husband's friends, and fellow deputy, Brandy Winfield, was murdered in October. When that picture came up today, I decided to look you up. Now I have a face to go with the name.

Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. Because I am married to a cop, I know that sometimes you and he are not appreciated. But I also want you and your family to know that you died a Hero, and people from all over really do care.

I hope your family has found peace and understanding from such a terrible tragedy. I won't forget you, a man I never knew, and I'm sure I will be at your memorial stone again. Rest In Peace and THANK YOU.

Joanna Dutton
Marion, Ohio

June 6, 2005

You are remembered Brother.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

August 5, 2004

Officer Huckaby,

I first heard your tragic story through my father, a TVAP officer who was part of your funeral detail. So sad that a nice man like you had to be taken from us by such a bizzare accident. But God needs men for His police force, and you qualified. Rest in Peace, Hero.

P.S. I hope you don't have to go though FLETC again to be on His force.

Lewis Cantrell

December 8, 2003

I saw your brother Phil the other day and it reminded me that I needed to write this.  I was very shaken by your accident for two reasons; one, I had driven by the very same spot not less than hour before it happened and two, because it was you.  You represent what it is to be a true "Police Officer".  Your dedication, caring, and high moral fiber set you out as a bright beacon for the rest of us to follow.  Jo, Sarah, Phil, and the rest of your family can be very proud and take comfort knowing that you will live on in the hearts of those you touched.  God's speed to you my brother,  and may the warmth of God's Spirit wrap around your family and friends and fill them with peace.  Jo, Sarah, and Phil, just as I am forever changed by impact Huck's life on mine, I am forever at your service.  You need only to ask and I'll be there!

"Love & Prayers"


Phil. 4:13

Jeff Hinchey
Knox County Sheriff's Office

My dearest Huck, can't tell you how much we've missed you since you were taken from this earth...I know that you know how much we love you and will always love you...I know and believe that you're OK and that eventually Sarah Jo and I will be OK as well. It's the here and now that's kinda difficult...But with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! Our extended family (i.e. TVA police and other officers) have taken care of us and made us feel soooo welcome. I'm so proud that you made that possible for Sarah and I. You were the Best,Huck. I'll love you eternally....Jo



You were one of the BEST. Your life was a testimonial to all Police Officers. Your renowned fellowship is missed by all that knew you.

Your Friend

TVA Police Officer
TVA Police


It has been nearly a year since your accident. I miss your e-mails detailing the events in the life of your daughter, Sarah. When I see her this fall, as I make my annual trip to see the VOLS, your life and memories will again be relived. Thanks for all the good times and memories, especially at FLETC. Your sayings "I'm goin in" and the "Huck-a-motion" will never be forgotten by classmates of FLETC class 9PT-207. Again, thanks for the memories.

Lt. Tommy Phillips
TVA Police

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