Lieutenant Aaron Gerome Tise

Lieutenant Aaron Gerome TiseBiographical Information

  • Age: 46
  • Tour of Duty: 24 years
  • End of Watch: Friday, June 26, 1992

Incident Details

  • Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
  • Date of Incident: Friday, June 26, 1992
  • Weapon Used: Motor Grader; Commercial
  • Suspect Information: Arrested at scene

Incident Description

Lieutenant Tise was intentionally struck and killed by a suspect driving stolen construction equipment.

The suspect directed the motor grader towards Lieutenant Tise's patrol car even as Lieutenant Tise attempted to move out of the way. As the grader collided with the patrol car, Lieutenant Tise attempted to exit the vehicle through the passenger door, however his leg became stuck and he was unable to totally exit the vehicle.

The suspect was thrown from the grader upon impact. The motor grader dragged the patrol car down the road, hit another police vehicle and stopped after crossing a main road. By the time other officers were able to get to the vehicle, Lieutenant Tise had passed away.

The suspect ran from the scene, but was arrested a short time later when he returned. He was convicted of charges in connection with Lieutenant Tise's death.

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