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Media Advisory: Tennessee Highway Patrol to Host Memorial Service

Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 11:02am
NASHVILLE --- Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons and Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott will welcome District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn as keynote speaker for the agency’s annual Memorial Service on Friday, May 18, 2012. Colonel Trott, THP Command staff, active and retired State Troopers, legislators and survivors of fallen officers will also be on hand to commemorate 39 Tennessee State Troopers, as well as more than 19,000 officers in the United States, who have died in the line of duty.
 
 
WHO:      District Attorney Jimmy Dunn, Commissioner Bill Gibbons, THP Colonel Tracy Trott, THP Command Staff, active & retired State Troopers and survivors of fallen officers
 
WHAT:    Tennessee Highway Patrol Memorial Service
 
WHEN:    Friday, May 18, 2012
                    9 a.m. CDT
 
WHERE:  Department of Safety & Homeland Security Headquarters
                    1150 Foster Avenue
                     Nashville, Tennessee 37243
 
In conjunction with National Police Week (May 12-16), the THP Memorial Service will feature a roll call of fallen officers, a 21-gun salute and a special flyover by THP’s Special Operations Unit. The Highway Patrol’s Honor Guard will present the colors, while Commissioner Gibbons, Deputy Commissioner Larry Godwin, and Colonel Trott will lay the wreaths. Bagpipers will also perform “Amazing Grace” at the ceremony.
 
The Tennessee Department of Safety’s mission is (www.TN.Gov/safety) 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. 
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