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August 23, 2011
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Tenn. Constable dies following car accident

Constable Ross Potter, 81, struck a utility pole head-on

By PoliceOne Staff

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. — A Tennessee Constable has succumbed to injuries sustained from an earlier car crash.

Constable Ross Potter, 81, struck a utility pole head-on as he was driving his department vehicle two weeks ago, according to ODMP. The civilian passenger riding with him died on impact, and Potter was transported to Johnson City Medical Center, where he was in critical condition until he passed away.

A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, Potter had served as the elected constable of Carter County’s Sixth District for 29 years.

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