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    Tennessee Highway Patrol Seeks Information in the Shooting of a Tennessee State Trooper

    Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 12:31pm

    On July 19, at approximately 7:47 p.m. while on patrol in Putnam County on I-40, mile marker 285, near the Burgess Falls exit, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Trooper Adam Cothron pulled a white Kia Forte over for a traffic violation. During the interaction with the two black males within the Kia, Trooper Cothron was shot. The two males then fled the scene and abandoned the Kia on Hwy 109 near Gallatin, TN.

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