Safety & Homeland Security

Tennessee Highway Patrol Concludes Trooper Wall Investigation

Friday, June 03, 2011 | 04:22 pm
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott today announced the agency’s Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) has completed the investigation into the May crash that killed Trooper Andy Wall. Trooper Wall, a member of the THP Motor Squad, died after a five-vehicle wreck on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in Rutherford County.

TN Department of Safety & Homeland Security Releases Memorial Weekend Statistics

Friday, June 03, 2011 | 09:18 am
NASHVILLE --- Preliminary figures from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security show 10 people were killed in traffic crashes on Tennessee roadways during this year’s 78-hour Memorial Day holiday period. This is a drop from the 13 fatalities that occurred during the 2010 Memorial Day holiday weekend and 16 deaths in 2009.

THP Joins Governor’s Highway Safety Office for Click It or Ticket 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 04:45 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol will join the Governor’s Highway Safety Office and law enforcement agencies across the state and country for the 2011 Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign, May 23 through June 5. This initiative includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend and urges all drivers and passengers to wear their seat belts – both day and night.

TDOS Joins Agencies to Urge Drivers & Riders to “Share the Road”

Saturday, May 21, 2011 | 04:47 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has once again joined the annual May campaign to encourage motorcycle riders, bicyclists and drivers to “Share the Road,” with a safety festival held Saturday afternoon at Scoreboard Bar and Grill in Nashville. The event began at 2 p.m. The media event scheduled for 5 p.m. was cancelled due to rain.

Media Advisory: TDOS Partners with Agencies for Law Enforcement Memorial 5K

Friday, May 20, 2011 | 10:36 am
NASHVILLE --- In honor of National Police Week, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and several other agencies on Saturday are hosting the first ever Law Enforcement Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Family Picnic. The event marks the end of the annual week to honorlaw enforcement officials who lost their lives in the line of duty. There will be a

THP Remembers Fallen Troopers and Officers

Friday, May 20, 2011 | 10:07 am
NASHVILLE --- In observance of National Police Week, Deputy Governor Claude Ramsey today delivered the keynote address at the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Memorial Service at the Department of Safety and Homeland Security Headquarters on Foster Avenue in Nashville. The annual ceremony honors State Troopers and other law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Media Advisory: Agencies Join Together to Urge Drivers and Riders to “Share the Road”

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | 03:31 pm
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is teaming up with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the Motorcycle Awareness Foundation of Tennessee, Walk/Bike Nashville and several other agencies to promote May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and National Bicycle Month. A “Share the Road” festival ( and media event will be held Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Scoreboard Bar and Grill in Nashville. The media event is scheduled for 5 p.m.