Central Precinct Officer John Anderson, 28, had been with the division for 4 years and had develop into a father just a little over a 12 months in the past.
Round three a.m. on July 4, Anderson was going to help one other officer after experiences of a pedestrian in a site visitors lane, police mentioned.
When he reached an intersection, Anderson’s police automobile was hit by the teenager’s 2016 Ford Fusion, and the officer died on the scene.
The 17-year-old driver was taken to the hospital, handled and was later launched, police mentioned. A passenger within the lady’s automobile was critically injured and is being handled at Skyline Medical Middle.
Moments earlier than the crash, one other officer noticed the teenager’s car along with his excessive beams activated and when he tried to pursue the Ford, the motive force initially slowed down however then sped away.
That officer radioed within the automobile’s location and license plate and seen the automobile flip onto the road the place the crash occurred.
The driving force has been booked right into a juvenile detention, police mentioned, on charged of vehicular murder by recklessness, felony evading arrest, aggravated assault by recklessness, driving on a suspended license and juvenile curfew violation.
A detention listening to has been scheduled for Friday afternoon.
He had been with the division for 4 years
Anderson had been with the division for 4 years, police mentioned, and had spent his whole time there on the Central Precinct.
He graduated from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Division Academy in June 2015. As a part of an autobiography venture for the academy earlier that 12 months, Anderson wrote he was prepared to start his journey as an officer.
“So right here I’m, on the precipice of beginning my profession. After a number of months of carefully following the nationwide information concerning points involving cops and the general public, I’m extra assured that I’m now not “wandering” down an unknown profession path. I’m positively not feeling misplaced as I start this journey of serving the general public by turning into a Metro Nashville police officer,” he had written, in keeping with police.
Anderson graduated faculty in 2013 and was a member of the US Marine Corps Reserve.
He was additionally a bagpiper, police mentioned.