How to help family of Hendersonville police officer killed during foot chase

Posted at 9:40 AM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-02 17:32:18-05

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — A donation fund has been set up to assist the family of Hendersonville police officer Spencer Bristol, who was hit and killed Monday night during a foot pursuit on Interstate 65.

The crash happened around 7:45 p.m. at mile marker 95 near Vietnam Vets Parkway. Hendersonville police said Bristol was chasing after a suspect, but was hit by a vehicle as he crossed I-65 South.

The 100 Club of Sumner County has set up a fund for the Bristol family at Volunteer State Bank. Click here to donate.

The Hendersonville Fraternal Order of Police Lodge partnered with Barbells and Badges to create a T-shirt and hoodie to honor the fallen officer and raise money for his family.

"Not only does this help the family in a time of need at a minimal waiting time for the money but it also keeps his memory alive for years to come," FOP Lodge 63 President Matthew J. Sigmund said in a press release.

Click here to order one of the shirts or sweatshirts. The campaign will run from now till January 15, 2020.

Bristol, a U.S. Navy veteran, joined the department in 2015. The 31-year-old leaves behind a wife and 3-year-old daughter.

Read more: Hendersonville police officer hit, killed by vehicle during chase
Photos: Procession for fallen Hendersonville officer