Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tilly Walker, THP trooper who patrolled Bloody 11-W in the fifites, was baseball star in the teens and twenties




The 1916 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox - pitcher Babe Ruth is fourth from left on front row, Tilly is sixth from left on middle row.






2 Comments:

At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Fred Sandidge said...

I remember Trooper Daddy Rabbit well as I attended Surgoinsville Elementary in the 40's and 50's. He would park alongside 11 W in front of the School each School Day. I heard that when He stopped someone for speeding in the School Zone He would make them turn around and go back through Town and return at the posted speed limit. Never knew His real Name untill reading Your article.
Fred Sandidge
Surgoinsville sandidgef@bellsouth.net

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger Bill and Ann Testerman said...

Nice article about Trooper "Daddy Rabbit." I now live in Anacortes, WA but read the article when a friend sent it to me. Yes, I too remember him as a fixture under a big tree at the elementary school on highway 11W when I attended there in the 50's. Jimmy Lynn Greer was a classmate of mine during that time. I don't ever remember talking to him about his past. Wish now, I had taken that opportunity. Bill Testerman

 

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