Tennessee Highway Patrol To Honor Fallen Troopers In Honor Of National Police Week

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott will welcome Major General Terry M. "Max" Haston, Tennessee’s Adjunct General, as the keynote speaker for the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s annual memorial service at 9 a.m. on Friday, at the Department of Safety & Homeland Security Headquarters, 1150 Foster Ave., Nashville.

Colonel Trott, THP Command staff, active and retired state troopers, legislators, and survivors of fallen officers will also be on hand to honor the 41 Tennessee state troopers who have died in the line of duty. 

A special remembrance will also be held for the more than 19,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty across the United States.

In conjunction with National Police Week (May 12-18), the THP Memorial Service will feature a roll call of fallen troopers, a 21-gun salute, and a special flyover by THP’s Special Operations Unit. The Highway Patrol’s Honor Guard will present the colors, and Commissioner Gibbons and Colonel Trott will lay wreaths at the base of the THP memorial. A bagpiper will also perform “Amazing Grace” at the ceremony.

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