Patrolman Ricky A. LaFollette

Photo of Patrolman Ricky A. LaFollette
End of Watch: Thu, Aug 18th, 1983
Date of Incident: Thu, Aug 18th, 1983
Cause of Death: Drowning (Accidental)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 30


His two sons, Zachary and Jacob, and daughter, Carmen


Officer LaFollette drowned while training with his department's Scuba Team at Dale Hollow Lake.

The dive was in total darkness utilizing new underwater communications gear.

Officer LaFollette failed to surface when his air supply was low and did not respond to radio communications. He was found later at a depth of 100 ft. It is believed he went down in the darkness instead of up and drowned.


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There are 2 tributes for Patrolman Ricky A. LaFollette.

Patrolman Ricky A. LaFollette
Left on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

So sad. Thank you. Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.