Trooper Andy Wall Tennessee Highway Patrol EoW: Saturday, May 7, 2011


Trooper Andy Wall | Tennessee Highway Patrol, TennesseeTennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

Trooper Andy Wall
Tennessee Highway Patrol
End of Watch: Saturday, May 7, 2011
Biographical Info
Age: 36

Tour of Duty: 7 years

Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: May 7, 2011
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available


Trooper Andy Wall was killed in a motorcycle accident on the Sam Ridley Parkway, in Smyrna, while escorting members of the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds to an air show.
Another vehicle struck the motorcycles that Trooper Wall and another trooper were riding. Trooper Wall was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The other trooper was treated and released.
Trooper Wall had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for seven years. He is survived by his parents, sister, and girlfriend.
Agency Contact Information
Tennessee Highway Patrol
1150 Foster Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 251-5175

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Medics rushed two state troopers to the hospital Saturday afternoon after they were hit in a crash.

Trooper Buddy Head and Trooper Andy Wall were riding their motorcycles when they crashed on Sam Ridley Parkway in front of Stonecrest Medical Center. The two motor patrol units were escorting U.S. Air Force Thunderbird pilots to an air show. Just before 2:00 p.m.

Trooper Head was transported to Stonecrest Hospital and was treated and released with minor injuries.

Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced Saturday evening that  Trooper Andy Wall, 36, died shortly after being transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Trooper 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 a former sheriff of Dickson County.

"We have lost one of Tennessee’s finest in a tragic accident. I urge Tennesseans to keep his family in their thoughts and prayers," said Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons.

Trooper Wall leaves his parents, a sister, and girlfriend. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later.

No one else was injured in the crash. The accident is still under investigation.


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