Constable Ross Potter succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident two weeks earlier.
He was traveling on Highway 91 when his department vehicle left the roadway, near Blue Springs Road, and struck a utility pole head-on at approximately 5:30 pm. A civilian passenger in his vehicle was killed in the crash. He was flown to Johnson City Medical Center where he remained in critical condition until passing away.
Constable Potter was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He had served as the elected constable of Carter County’s Sixth District for 29 years and is survived by four children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.