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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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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Identity Crimes Unit Warns Citizens of Identity Theft during Holidays

 

Identity Crimes Unit Offers Tips for Protection

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Identity Crimes Unit urges all citizens to protect themselves against identity crimes, including theft and fraud, this holiday season.

“Millions of shoppers will take advantage of ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Cyber Monday’ holiday sales this year. We just want to encourage consumers to take extra precautions to prevent fraudulent use of their personal information,” Tennessee Highway Patrol Major Stacy Williams said. He oversees the department’s Identity Crimes Unit. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOT announces No Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways During the Thanksgiving Holiday

 

TDOT Halts All Lane Closure Activity for Busy Holiday Travel Period

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Thanksgiving travelers will not be slowed by construction on Tennessee roads during this busy travel holiday. TDOT will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways in anticipation of higher traffic volumes across the state.

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, November 26th through 6:00am Monday, December 1st.

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

TDOT to halt lane closures for Thanksgiving Holiday. (Tennessee Department of Transportation)

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Announces Interstate 40 Challenge for Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Eight state police or highway patrol agencies will increase patrols on I-40 for Thanksgiving

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the second annual “Interstate 40 Challenge: The Drive to Zero Fatalities” traffic safety initiative during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

The Interstate 40 Challenge will consist of increased patrols from state police or highway patrol agencies along the I-40 corridor in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, North Carolina and Tennessee. The challenge will take place on the busiest travel days of the Thanksgiving period, specifically from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30.

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Tennessee State Agencies Celebrate Nation’s First Traffic Incident Management Training Facility

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Transportation celebrated the opening of a first of its kind training facility on October 20th, 2014. The Tennessee Traffic Incident Management Training Facility will be used to teach best practices for safe, quick clearance of major highway incidents.

The facility features a section of interstate-like roadway ranging from two to six lanes, guardrail, a two-way interchange, and cable and steel barrier rail, as well as a section of two-lane highway and a full four-way intersection.  The facility will be used to simulate a variety of crashes, and allow emergency responders to train on safe and efficient clearance techniques. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit helps find Armed Robbery Suspect in Montgomery County

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation Unit helped locate a male suspect in Montgomery County who was wanted for armed robbery in a neighboring county on Tuesday night.

The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office requested aviation support, after the suspect allegedly robbed the Eckerds Pharmacy in Ashland City by gunpoint on Tuesday. Local law enforcement officials engaged the suspect in a pursuit northbound on Highway 12 into Montgomery County, where the suspect crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Highway 12 and the bypass. He then fled on foot.

Larry James Bradley

Larry James Bradley

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Tennessee Highway Patrol comes in Second in 2014 National Law Enforcement Challenge

 

THP Wins Award for Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety in Special Category

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott accepted the second place award for one of the country’s top state police and highway patrol agencies in the 2014 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Law Enforcement Challenge at the international organization’s annual conference in Orlando, FL, last week.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the THP has earned second in the overall National Law Enforcement Challenge. «Read the rest of this article»

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TBI Homicide Case results in Winchester Man Arrested, Charged with Murder and Kidnapping

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationChattanooga, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Winchester man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Morrison woman.

At the request of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor, TBI Special Agents began investigating Robert Troy Whipple on April 27th. Early that morning in Decherd, a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop of Whipple’s vehicle.

Robert Whipple indicted for one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Felony Murder, and one count of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping Monday.

Robert Whipple indicted for one count of First Degree Murder, one count of Felony Murder, and one count of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping Monday.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer this Fall

 

October Through December Worst Time for Deer-Related Crimes

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year due to deer-mating and -hunting season. Last year, two people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways.

“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes. We want to remind drivers to watch out for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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