Total of 42 officers killed in Nashville Police's history

Posted at 11:36 AM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-04 22:03:44-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A total of 42 officers have died in the line of duty during Metro Nashville Police Department's history.

Officer John Anderson was the 42nd officer to be added to the list. He died in a fiery crash Thursday morning.

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Seven officers have died in the month of July, including Anderson, making it the deadliest month for Nashville officers.

Besides Anderson, two officers have died while in the line of duty in the last decade.

Officer Eric Mumaw:
End of Watch: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Cause: Drowned

Office Michael Patrina
End of Watch: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Cause: Struck by vehicle

The death total also includes K9 officers, of which there have been two.

K9 Aron:
End of Watch: Thursday, May 14, 1998
Cause: Gunfire

K9 Ingo
En of Watch: Thursday, December 4, 1986
Cause: Gunfire