NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Victims of domestic violence were remembered Saturday as Nashville leaders call for a renewed commitment to the issue.
The families of 13 people killed in domestic violence incidents in Nashville were honored at the "Meet Us at the Bridge" event on the Pedestrian Bridge.
Mayor David Briley said he wants Nashville to be the safest city for women and children in the country, and work is underway to make that happen.
“In February or March of this year, we will open the largest family justice center in the nation, where police, prosecutors, advocates and counselors will all be working together under one roof,” Briley said.
Tennessee ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to men killing women. Metro Police respond to about 26,000 domestic violence calls a year.