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Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to conduct Sobriety Checkpoint August 19th, 2016

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Friday, August 19th, 2016 on Highway 48 south of Hawkins Road in Montgomery County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others, every year, in the United States. Troopers, deputies, and officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol impairment. Troopers, deputies, and officers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed, while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on August 5th, 2016. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on August 5th, 2016. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Yellow Creek Baptist Church holds First Responder Appreciation Day

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – First Responders from a dozen local agencies were recognized for their service to the community at Yellow Creek Baptist Church on Sunday.

Pastor Phillip Chambers started First Responder Appreciation Day with a special service dedicated to law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. After the service church members served lunch to first responders and their families.

First Responder Appreciation Day held Sunday at Yellow Creek Baptist Church

First Responder Appreciation Day held Sunday at Yellow Creek Baptist Church

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Tennessee Highway Patrol asks everyone to practice Back To School Safety

 

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott is reminding motorists to exercise an abundance of caution in neighborhoods and around school zones during the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. State Troopers will target speeders, distracted drivers and those who disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children.

State Troopers issued 5,247 citations in school zones during the 2012-2013 school year. That’s up from 3,856 citations issued in 2011-12. Last year’s citations included 759 speeding violations and two citations for passing a stopped school bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

School Kids getting on a bus.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol warns Motorist that School is Starting Back

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – As Tennessee schools are starting back to school, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) wanted to make drivers aware of the rules and penalties for improperly passing a school bus. Tennessee Law 55-8-151 addresses the overtaking and passing school busses while unloading/loading passengers and the penalties.

The Tennessee law states: The driver of a vehicle upon a highway, upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus that has stopped on the highway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children, shall stop the vehicle before reaching the school bus, and the driver shall not proceed until the school bus resumes motion or is signaled by the school bus driver to proceed or the visual signals are no longer actuated.

Be Alert for Children Loading and Unloading from School Busses

Be Alert for Children Loading and Unloading from School Busses

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Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to conduct Sobriety Checkpoint August 5th, 2016

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPMontgomery County, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint on Friday, August 5th, 2016 on Highway 79 West of Paula Drive in Montgomery County.

Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others, every year, in the United States. Troopers, deputies, and officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol impairment. Troopers, deputies, and officers will target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed, while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on August 5th, 2016. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on August 5th, 2016. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to Start Accepting Applications for New Trooper Cadet Class

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is announcing it will soon begin accepting applications for the next Trooper Cadet Academy. Men and women interested in a career as a state trooper can begin the application process online only, beginning at 12:01am on Wednesday, August 3rd, through 11:59pm Tuesday, August 16th.

The THP anticipates the agility test and interview appointments to begin mid-September, at the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Training Center. Individuals interested in applying for the position of state trooper must be at least 21 years old, a U.S. Citizen and have a high school diploma or equivalent. No applicants with felony convictions will be considered.

Tennessee Highway Patrol to begin accepting Trooper Cadet Class applications August 3rd.

Tennessee Highway Patrol to begin accepting Trooper Cadet Class applications August 3rd.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Named Top State Police/Highway Patrol in the Nation by the International Association of Chiefs of Police

 

Train for Success, Expect to be Successful

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) wanted to share some positive news about the THP.

We are proud to announce that THP was named the “First Place Winner” in Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016. Additionally, THP received two awards in “Traffic Incident Management and Technology”.

The THP recently competed in an annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge by presenting programs and results of public safety efforts.

Tennessee Highway Patrol

Tennessee Highway Patrol

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Academy Graduates join Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies on Patrol

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson would like to congratulate Tecoah McDowell, John Fleming , and Tommy Vallejos Jr. on their graduation from Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Academy.

The three graduates will join 42 other deputies currently working in the patrol division at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office under Lieutenant Jessie Nugent.

(L to R) Chief Deputy John Smith, John Fleming, Tecoah McDowell, Tommy Vallejos Jr, Sheriff John Fuson.

(L to R) Chief Deputy John Smith, John Fleming, Tecoah McDowell, Tommy Vallejos Jr, Sheriff John Fuson.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol receives New Donated Patrol Dog

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) K-9 program received a new patrol dog to aid in the protection and service of Tennessee. The new K-9 was donated to the THP by Ali Hemyari with Nashville K-9, LLC. The K-9 is a three-year-old German Shepherd, named Tage, and was previously trained by the Swiss Police to be a Patrol Dog.

“This is just a tremendous opportunity for the THP to be able to perform at an even higher level of capability,” Colonel Tracy Trott said. “The number one goal of the THP is to protect the citizens of Tennessee and this patrol dog will help us to do just that.”

Tennessee Highway Patrol receives New Donated Patrol Dog

Tennessee Highway Patrol receives New Donated Patrol Dog

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation and THP Special Operations respond to Cummins Falls State Park to Rescue Critical Teen

 

13 year old rescued and flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Yesterday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Aviation and members of the THP Special Operations Unit responded at the request of Jackson County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to respond to Cummins Falls Park Services to perform a hoist rescue.

The THP Aviation was advised that a 13 year old female had fallen down a steep ravine and was unconscious upon landing.  The female victim was resuscitated by EMA and Cummins Falls Rangers.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation.

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