Brentwood renames part of Franklin Road after fallen Officer Destin Legieza

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Posted at 1:09 PM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 19:35:19-04

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WTVF) — Friday marks one year since Brentwood Police Officer Destin Legieza was killed in a crash on Franklin Road.

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Legieza Memorial Hwy sign

To honor Legieza, a portion of Franklin will be renamed the “Officer Destin Legieza Memorial Highway.” It will extend from the intersection of West Concord Road to the intersection of Murray Lane.

An official ceremony was held Friday afternoon to commemorate the renaming. Legieza’s family received small versions of the sign.

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Legieza was killed on June 18, 2020, when a wrong-way driver hit his patrol car head-on. According to an affidavit, Ashley Kroese had a BAC of .166 and was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes at the time of the crash.

Kroese has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication in the case.

Legieza was the first police officer to be killed in the line of duty in the Brentwood Police Department's 50-year history.