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35-Year Metro Nashville Police Officer Off The Job

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Detective Sergeant John Patton Detective Sergeant John Patton

by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Detective Sergeant John Patton has been a member of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department since 1977. Thursday Patton was stripped of his police powers.

"Sgt. Patton has been decommissioned pending an investigation," said Metro Police spokesperson Kristin Mumford.

Mumford would not elaborate as to what reason the department is investigating Patton.

He is a 35-year veteran of the force and was last assigned to the Hermitage Precinct.

For the last 27 years Patton has been very active with Una Recreation. Last November he was head coach for the Bears pee-wee football team, and led them to a championship.

2011 tax filings with the Internal Revenue Service show Patton was president of the Una organization that year and it showed the group reported a $6,200 operating deficit under his leadership.

NewsChannel 5 tried to reach Patton at his Antioch home, but a woman who answered the door said he was not available.

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