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Clarksville Police Officer James Eure named Officer of the Year

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Officer James Eure was selected as The Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police Officer of the Year in the Middle Division

Police officers understand they are in a potentially hazardous profession, but it is part of putting the uniform on every day. That understanding became a reality for officers on March 15th when they responded to Quicksilver Drive and found a man deceased from gunshot wounds.

(L to R) Ret Chief Joe Garner-Past TACP President, Chief Al Ansley, Officer James Eure, and Chief Brad Lindsey, DYER PD, Award Committee Chairman. (Photo by Major Clyde Atkison, Murfreesboro PD)

(L to R) Ret Chief Joe Garner-Past TACP President, Chief Al Ansley, Officer James Eure, and Chief Brad Lindsey, DYER PD, Award Committee Chairman. (Photo by Major Clyde Atkison, Murfreesboro PD)

They found the house where the homicide occurred and entered the residence, at which point, they were ambushed by gunfire from the suspect inside of the house. Clarksville Police Officer James Eure was shot in the arm during the gunfire exchange with the suspect.

The officers were safely evacuated with assistance from the Tactical Team and the suspect was taken in custody.

Officer Eure was recognized as Police Officer of the Year for Middle Division by the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police for his outstanding courage, leadership, calm, and valorous actions during the confrontation.

This is the second year in a row that an officer from the Clarksville Police Department has been selected for this prestigious award.

For more on the story, see:

Clarksville Police Officers Presented Mayor’s Certificate Thursday night for their Actions on March 15th

Homicide leads to Police Standoff in North Clarksville

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan’s Statement on the Quicksilver Court Shooting


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