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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Noon Exchange Club names Johnathan Pope ‘Officer of the Year’

Johnathan Pope Officer of the Year

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 21, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Field Training Officer Johnathan Pope has been named, ‘Officer of the Year,’ by the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro.

Exchange Club president Bria...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Rutherford County Crime Stoppers unveils new crime-fighting app

P3 APP RC Crime Stoppers

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (October 19, 2021) - Rutherford County Crime Stoppers and several area law enforcement agencies have joined the next generation of crime-fighting. Citizens can report crime tips and submit videos in real-time using an app for Crim...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Long-time Murfreesboro Police Lieutenant retires after more than three decades

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 1, 2021) - Police Lieutenant Tom Sissom has retired from the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) after 34 years of dedicated service.


Sissom began his career with MPD in October 1987.  He served as a police ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Police searching for man who assaults elderly Sam’s Club worker while attempting to steal computers

Sam's Club Computer Thief Photo

UPDATE: Your tips paid off.  The man who assaulted an elderly Sam's Club employee has been identified.  Property Crimes detectives are preparing to take out warrants for theft and strong armed robbery.  Thanks everyone for shari...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Three people injured in crash after a possible road rage incident

Road Rage Crash

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 24, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department officers are investigating a possible road rage incident involving a motorcycle rider and the driver of an SUV on Friday, Sept. 24. The SUV flipped after it crashed into a...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Wanted Texas fugitive arrested in Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 15, 2021) – A Texas man wanted on a fugitive from justice warrant, for removing an ankle monitor and jumping bail, is arrested in Murfreesboro after briefly refusing to come out of a home on Sept. 14.

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Police in search of damaged black Mercedes involved in a hit-and-run crash that caused power outage

Officer directing Traffic

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (September 3, 2021) – Murfreesboro Police Department officers are searching for the driver of a black Mercedes that was involved in a hit-and-run crash. The crash caused a power outage to thousands of residents and businesses...

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Posted on: August 28, 2021

More than $350K in vehicles stolen or damaged at Murfreesboro dealership


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – More than $350,000 in vehicles were stolen or damaged after someone cut the wires to the alarm system and forced their way into Beamon Dodge Dealership stealing five cars from the showroom floor on Friday, Aug. 27....

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Police urging motorcyclists to ride safely after fatal crash; speeding may have played a factor

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) investigators urge motorcyclists to ride with care after a fatal crash on Monday, Aug. 23. Excessive speed may have contributed to the wreck.

Mohammad ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Man sought after robbing Murfreesboro bank at gunpoint

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department detectives are looking for the man who robbed a bank at gunpoint on Thursday, Aug. 12.

Police responded to the Fifth Third Bank, 2927 S. Rutherford Blvd. for a hold-up alarm around 10:46 a.m.

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Governor Lee authorizes $10,000 for information on unsolved Murfreesboro murder


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has authorized a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of Terrell Ray, according to a letter from the governor.


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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Location app helps save two teens lost in park

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. – The what3words location app helped to find two teenage girls lost in Barfield Park on Saturday, Aug. 7. The girls spent an hour after nightfall trying to get back to their vehicle using Google maps but were unable....

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Posted on: August 5, 2021

Active warrants for suspect in 2019 Halls Hill Pike homicide

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Criminal Investigations detectives have obtained warrants, including one for second-degree murder for a suspect in the 2019 homicide of 21-year-old Marquis Turner of Illinois.&a...

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Posted on: July 25, 2021

Man takes own life after firing at officers


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A man took his own life after shooting at officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday night, July 24. 


The incident happened at a duplex in the 1500 block of Old Lascassas Pike about 10:40 p...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

MPD promotes three to Lieutenant, honors 20-year and 30-year employees, K9 retirement

Promotion Collage

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) Chief Michael Bowen announces the promotion of three (3) sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant, acknowledges several long-time employees and celebrates the retirement of a police K9 at a ce...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Man suffers self-inflicted gunshot wound following attempted auto burglary and pursuit

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Murfreesboro man in an attempted auto burglary shot himself inside a stolen car after leading police on a pursuit Friday, July 9. 

Officers and medical personnel began treating the 19-year-old before taki...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Police seeking identity of fraud suspect who claimed bottles of vitamins contained ants

Vitamins Fraud Suspect

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD) fraud detectives are trying to identify the woman who fraudulently returned several bottles of vitamins to Sprouts Farmers Market; alleging each one had ants in them.



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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Second woman arrested for stealing thousands of dollars of merchandise from local businesses


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  A second woman has been arrested accused of stuffing bags full of thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen items at JCPenney at Stones River Town Centre but dropped the keys to the getaway vehicle and couldn’t leave on Saturda...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Murfreesboro police announces new interactive webpage


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  The Murfreesboro Police Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new and enhanced webpage.  The webpage features a modern design, easy to use navigation, and offers tools to make it easi...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Media Releases Archive


Members of the media and general public can access past Murfreesboro Police Department Media Releases stored in archive.  

The Media Releases date back to 2015.