The men and women who serve as Metro police officers constantly put their lives at risk. And it’s not always in situations you may think. It’s not always in drug busts or high-speed chases; sometimes a seemingly simple job like directing traffic can be the most dangerous. It certainly was for a young officer who was killed in November of 2014.
The officer was directing traffic on Interstate 65 when he was struck and killed by a motorhome. The driver of the motorhome eventually turned himself in and now faces charges of reckless homicide and failure to yield resulting in death. The officer had only be serving the Metro police for eight months before he lost his life.
The terrible incident created unrest with police and citizens alike. It even led to the creation of the #MoveOver campaign where police took to social media to urge motorists to leave a lane between themselves and officers who are working on the road. According to the Nashville Police Chief, “I hope this is a constant reminder to everyone driving on all interstates, on every roadway. We all have a responsibility once we take to the roadways to make sure that we conduct ourselves in as safe a manor as possible.”
The entire police force feels the loss, but as wrongful death lawyers in Nashville, we know no one is as devastated as his surviving family. They are fighting back, however. Last week it was announced that they intend to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Hopefully, this will lead to them getting the money they need and the closure they deserve.
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