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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2014 Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year; District of the Year

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott presented Trooper Michael Sullivan and Dispatcher Andrew Lawson with the 2014 Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year award, respectively, at a special ceremony held Wednesday evening in Murfreesboro. Also, the THP Fall Branch District was awarded the 2014 District of the Year.

The University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones served as the keynote speaker. Coach Jones is the son of a long-time police chief and nephew to a Michigan State Police Commander.

(L to R) Trooper Michael Sullivan is the 2014 Trooper of the Year and Andrew Lawson is 2014 Dispatcher of the Year.

(L to R) Trooper Michael Sullivan is the 2014 Trooper of the Year and Andrew Lawson is 2014 Dispatcher of the Year.

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Tennessee Agencies prepare for Winter Storm, Urge Tennesseans to Avoid Unnecessary Road Travel

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) urge citizens to avoid unnecessary road travel on Monday as the state prepares for a severe winter storm. Motorists who must drive on Monday are advised to check local forecasts and road conditions before travelling.

Middle Tennessee will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting at 9:00pm, CST, Sunday until 6:00am, CST, Monday. The National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain at Tennessee’s border with Alabama. Along Tennessee’s border with Kentucky, six inches to 10 inches of snow is possible.

Snow and ice on the roads.

Snow and ice on the roads.

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Tennessee State Trooper Three Men in Coffee County on Drug Charges

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – A Tennessee state trooper arrested two previously convicted felons and another man on drug charges earlier this week after stopping their vehicle for speeding in a construction zone in Coffee County.

Trooper Donnie Clark on Tuesday afternoon stopped a sport utility vehicle for a speeding violation on westbound Interstate-24 near the 115 mile marker. Upon initial contact with the driver, Alphonso Mucker, 27, of Hardinsburg, KY, Trooper Clark observed several indications of possible criminal activity. «Read the rest of this article»

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Partners Join Statewide to Remind Tennesseans to Avoid Destructive Decisions This Super Bowl Weekend

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationTennessee – Super Bowl weekend is an exciting time for people to come together and celebrate. As those celebrations take place, partners across the state are reminding Tennesseans to plan ahead and designate sober drivers.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Franklin Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol joined the Tennessee Titans today to share a unified message: Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk this Super Bowl Sunday. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway patrol now accepting applications for Spring Citizens’ Trooper Academy

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the 2015 Citizens’ Trooper Academy in the spring. Classes will be held in both Nashville and Knoxville during the spring sessions.

The Nashville session is scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 10th, while the Knoxville class will start on Thursday, March 12th. Both sessions will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm local time weekly.

The academy, which consists of approximately 30 hours of training, is designed to develop a better understanding and awareness of the Tennessee Highway Patrol as well as its parent agency, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, in the community through a hands-on approach. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Government announces 2014 Traffic Fatality Figures, Strategic Highway Safety Plan for 2015

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN - Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer has announced the preliminary number of traffic fatalities in Tennessee last year and the state’s strategic highway safety plan for 2015.

The 2014 traffic fatality numbers include vehicular deaths reported by all Tennessee law enforcement agencies.

Early figures indicate there were 961 vehicular deaths on Tennessee roadways in 2014. That’s the second lowest traffic fatality number since 1963 and the fifth time traffic deaths have dipped below 1,000 since that year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Tennesseans to prepare for Weather-Related Roadway Problems

 

Dial *THP from Cell Phone in case of Roadside Emergency

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging citizens to prepare for weather-related problems on the roads across the state this winter. Motorists are encouraged to dial *THP (*847) from a mobile phone for state trooper assistance in case of a roadside emergency.

“We want to make sure all Tennesseans are prepared in case they become stranded on the roads this winter. State troopers are standing by to assist motorists in the event of a roadside emergency during these extreme cold temperatures,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces New Year’s Eve Holiday Period “No Refusal” Enforcement plan

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a “No Refusal” traffic safety enforcement campaign during the 2014 New Year’s Eve holiday period, beginning at 12:01am, Wednesday, December 31st and concluding at 11:59pm, Sunday, January 4th.

State troopers will perform saturation patrols, seat belt, sobriety and driver’s license checkpoints and bar/tavern checks during the holiday.

The state statute regarding “No Refusal” allows law enforcement officials to seek search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies complete crash investigation school

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Two deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office today completed a basic/at-scene crash investigation class offered by Tennessee Highway Patrol Critical Incident Response Team.

Deputies Jonathan Inman and Denis Bowles participated in the two-week course which was comprised of lecture and hands-on exercises about measuring the crash scene, photography, report writing, crash math, speed estimates, information gathering and more.

Deputy Jonathan Inman (front row in blue) and Deputy Denis Bowles (back row in blue) pose with their class.

Deputy Jonathan Inman (front row in blue) and Deputy Denis Bowles (back row in blue) pose with their class.

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security releases Thanksgiving Holiday figures

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol releases Interstate 40 Challenge Results

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced the preliminary number of four traffic fatalities statewide during the 2014 Thanksgiving Holiday period, which began on midnight Wednesday, November 26th and ended at 11:59pm on Sunday, November 30th.

If this year’s preliminary figures remain, it would mark the lowest number of vehicular deaths during the Thanksgiving holiday period since the seven traffic deaths in 1983. In 2013, there were 12 vehicular deaths during the 120-hour Thanksgiving holiday. «Read the rest of this article»

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