Trooper Ross S. Creach -- Badge #58
Trooper Ross S. Creach, 24, was struck by a car driven by a drunk driver and killed on December 12, 1943. The incident occurred on US-36 in Shelby County while Trooper Creach was directing traffic at the scene of an accident. Trooper Creach was the fifth officer to be killed in the line of duty.
Trooper Creach was survived by his wife and two-year-old son.
As part of the Patrol's 75th Anniversary Celebration, employees of the Patrol have written in-depth articles about each of the officers that have been killed in the line of duty. These stories go more into the officer's life, who they were and their families, than just the circumstances of their death.