Safety & Homeland Security

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Fairview High School

Thursday, April 02, 2009 | 10:06 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 700 high school students at Fairview High School in Williamson County, Friday, April 3, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

High Speed Chase Ends in Arrest of BP Robbery Suspect

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | 10:19 am
Trooper Todd Pitts
Trooper Todd Pitts

NASHVILLE --- A robbery suspect is in custody after leading a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper on a high speed chase in Robertson County. 

At approximately 2:54 a.m. (CST), Trooper Todd Pitts was advised by dispatch of an armed robbery at the BP gas station just off I-24 at exit 11 in Montgomery County. The BOLO report indicated that a suspect in a gray Dodge Durango had robbed the BP station at gunpoint. 
 
Trooper Pitts made contact with the suspect vehicle at a MAPCO station just off the interstate at exit 24 in Robertson County. The suspect had just completed pumping gas at the station when Trooper Pitts motioned to the driver to stop so he could ask him some questions. Initially, the driver complied with a request from Trooper Pitts to see his license, but refused a request to turn off his ignition, and instead spun out and fled the scene. 
 

THP Colonel Mike Walker Honored with National Award

Monday, March 30, 2009 | 02:38 pm

NASHVILLE --- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Mike Walker won the organization’s Award of Public Service. The announcement was made this afternoon at the 27th Annual Lifesavers Conference being held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Colonel Walker
Colonel Walker
Colonel Walker and Brian McLaughlin, NHTSA Senior Associate Administrator
Colonel Walker and Brian McLaughlin, NHTSA Senior Associate Administrator
Colonel Walker receiving the NHTSA Award for Public Service
Colonel Walker receiving the NHTSA Award for Public Service

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Franklin High School

Thursday, March 26, 2009 | 01:11 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 1,800 high school students at Franklin High School in Williamson County, Friday, March 27, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Summertown High School

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | 01:42 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 350 high school students at Summertown High School in Lawrence County, Thursday, March 26, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Loretto High in Lawrence County

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | 02:18 pm

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 520 high school students at Loretto High School in Lawrence County on Wednesday, March 25, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Troopers Conduct Operation S.T.O.P.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | 01:27 pm

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is holding Operation S.T.O.P. (Strategic Transportation Observation Prevention) today, Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Marion County on Monteagle Mountain. During the 12-hour enforcement program, Troopers will team up with members from more than a dozen other agencies to inspect commercial vehicles at the brake inspection station on Interstate 24 eastbound near mile marker 135. The officers will be focusing on overseas containers, trucks carrying hazardous materials and rental trucks.

MEDIA ADVISORY: Between the Barrels Visits Page High School

Thursday, March 19, 2009 | 11:18 am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will deliver the “Between the Barrels” presentation to 650 high school students at Page High School in Williamson County, Friday, March 20, 2009. The safe driving program is geared to students who are just learning to drive to reduce the chances of being involved in a dangerous work zone crash.