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MNPD West Precinct Named After Former Police Chief

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Former Chief Joe D. Casey Former Chief Joe D. Casey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro Nashville Police's West Precinct has been officially named after a former police chief.

The building on Charlotte Avenue was formally named the Chief Joe D. Casey Building during a ceremony on Thursday morning.

Casey, whose 38-year Nashville police career included 16-years as chief, joined his family and a large crowd, including former Mayor Richard Fulton, Mayor Karl Dean, Chief Steve Anderson and former Chief Emmett Turner, at the dedication ceremony. 

The 86-year-old said that he was thankful for all those who helped him along the way, including "the people of Davidson County, the greatest people in the world to work for."

Casey joined the Nashville police department in 1951. He became Chief in 1973 and remained in that position until his retirement in 1989.

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