NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police Officer John Anderson was tragically killed Thursday, July 4, 2019, when his car was struck at a high rate of speed in an intersection. He joins a list of 40 other Nashville police officers since as early as 1875 that have also died in the line of duty.
A 17-year-old girl has been charged in connection with the death of a Metro Police officer in a fiery crash downtown on Thursday morning.
Records dating back to when Nashville City Police and MNPD were separate departments are featured on the site, including a bio of the officers and synopsis of each heroic incident.
Statistics show six officers previously died in an automobile crash within MNPD, three died after being struck by a vehicle, one had died from vehicular assault.