Media Advisory: Tennessee Highway Patrol to Hand Over Keys to Light Armored Vehicle
Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | 12:53pm
NASHVILLE –- The Special Operations Unit of the Tennessee Highway Patrol will transfer a military-style Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon at the Special Ops Hangar in Nashville. The transfer comes after Special Ops acquired a similar vehicle from a military surplus program.
WHO: Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott & Command Staff, Captain Phil Hardin,
Special Ops Lt. Lee Chaffin; Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe, Major Don Hamblen
& Sgt.Lane Mullins
WHAT: LAV Transfer
WHEN: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
WHERE: THP Special Operations Hangar
225 Ezell Pike
Nashville, TN 37217
Personnel from the state’s Highway Patrol and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will be available for interviews. Photo opportunities are also available.
The Tennessee Department of Safety’s (www.TN.Gov/Safety) mission is to ensure the safety and general welfare of the public. The department encompasses the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security and Driver License Services. General areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, motorist services and terrorism prevention.