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Trooper, Son of Former Sheriff, Killed In Crash

Trooper, Son of Former Sheriff, Killed In Crash

The Tennessean via YellowBrix

May 08, 2011

DICKSON COUNTY, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Andy Wall, 36, of Dickson, died Saturday after a crash occurred while escorting U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilots to an air show, according to a press release from the THP.

Wall, who was on duty, died shortly after being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Wall and Trooper Buddy Head were riding their THP motorcycles just before 2 p.m. on Sam Ridley Parkway in front of Stonecrest Hospital in Smyrna when the crash occurred. Head was also injured in the crash. Three other vehicles were involved.

Head was transported to Stonecrest Hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries. No civilians were injured in the crash.

The accident remains under investigation and no further information is available for release at this time, according to the THP.

Wall was assigned to the THP Nashville District and worked primarily out of Dickson County with the motorcycle unit. He graduated from the THP Training Academy in 2004. His father, Tom Wall, is former sheriff of Dickson County. Wall leaves his parents, a sister, and girlfriend. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later.

“I am saddened by the loss of Trooper Wall. He was a fine state trooper who was dedicated to serving and protecting others. Tonight, the entire THP family mourns his loss,” said Colonel Tracy Trott in the press release.

Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said in the press release that the state had lost one of its “finest.”

“I urge Tennesseans to keep his family in their thoughts and prayers,” stated Gibbons.

Lt. Col. Case Cunningham, Thunderbirds commander and leader, stated in the press release that the Thunderbirds team was saddened by Wall’s death.

“We hold a deep respect and appreciation for local law enforcement professionals, and our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Wall’s family and his fellow state troopers,” Cunningham said.

Visit Trooper Wall’s Memorial on ODMP.org


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    MP247

    over 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    Rest in Peace Trooper Wall

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    ksphatcop

    over 3 years ago

    1744 Comments

    Rest in Peace

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    FBD183

    over 3 years ago

    728 Comments

    Rest In Peace Brother

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    Cap701

    over 3 years ago

    116 Comments

    As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. RIP brother, we’ll take it from here.

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    granny1

    over 3 years ago

    1448 Comments

    r.i.p.

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    pdyer

    over 3 years ago

    354 Comments

    RIP brother, take your motor wings with you to your next assignment.

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    captainbud

    over 3 years ago

    420 Comments

    May you rest in peace, my brother. May God comfort and bless your family and friends.

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    dcrump

    over 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    Inxorte

    over 3 years ago

    734 Comments

    RIPB

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    Tommy_Gentry

    over 3 years ago

    144 Comments

    RIP Brother Wall

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    aussie4

    over 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless Leo Wall and his family and keep Leo Head in your prayers and allow him to return to his family now.

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    WACollector

    over 3 years ago

    764 Comments

    Rest In Peace, Brother.

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    milcop

    over 3 years ago

    762 Comments

    RIP my Brother Prayers to your family and friends

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    RKEENAN

    over 3 years ago

    572 Comments

    To family and friends:
    'God didn’t promise days without pain,
    laughter without sorrow, sun without rain;
    but He did promise strength for the day,
    comfort for the tears and light for the way'.

    RIP Trooper Wall.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    "Swing that leg high Motorman." RIP Trooper

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