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Letters to the Chief of Police
The "Letters to the Chief of Police" is dedicated to recognizing the hard work and desire of Murfreesboro Police Department officers to make a difference in the community. The following are summaries of letters written to Murfreesboro Police Chief Glenn Chrisman. Congratulations to these police officers and dispatchers for their excellence in making Murfreesboro a safe and wonderful community.MPD Badge - Gold - 30Sep2013.jpg
Recognize a Police Officer
If you would like to recognize a police officer or dispatcher, please write:
Chief Glenn Chrisman
c/o Murfreesboro Police Department
302 S. Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
November 2015
Officer Christopher Pate’ was commended by Rutherford County Commissioner, Mr. Phil Dodd for his assistance with a downtown traffic problem. The letter stated that Officer Pate’ was “courteous and professional in his quick response”.

Officers Julie Treadway, Hayley Alden and Reginald Primas were recognized for recovering a stolen motorcycle. The letter stated that the officers responded quickly and were able to recover and return the stolen motorcycle within an hour. The letter concluded that the citizen was most impressed with the “kindness and calmness they brought to the situation”.

Officer Christopher Hobbs was commended for his response to a juvenile with an airsoft gun. The letter stated that Ofc. Hobbs “did a great job explaining the situation and the potential consequences with the juveniles”.

Officer Ava Radley was commended by Advance Financial for her help resolving an issue involving a fraudulent check. The company stated that she was “calm, patient, and responded quickly”. Due in part to the Officer Radley’s hard work, the company received full payment of the check.

Officers Shondale Clark, Anthony Whitehead, Robert McAdams and David Spell were recognized by the Blackman High School Band Director for their assistance in their “March-a-thon”. The letter stated that the officers were the “epitome of professionalism and displayed an attitude of duty” that ensured their event ran smoothly and safely.

October 2015
Officer David Spell received a letter from a resident commending the manner in which the Officer worked an accident the resident was involved in.  She was very appreciative of the Officer's help and stated the Officer's first concern was making sure she was ok.  The resident went on to state that "Murfreesboro Police Officers are #1" in her book.

Major David Hudgens, Captain Cary Gensemer, Sergeant Jason McGee, and Sergeant Shawn Haney were commended by the Chief of the Chattanooga Police Department for their assistance after the July terrorist attack on the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga.  Chief Fletcher stated that he was thankful for the Tennessee Public Safety Network and was glad we participate in that organization.   

Sergeant Scott Newberg was commended for his work with the Children's Discovery Center in Murfreesboro.  The Board of Directors contacted the Chief to express appreciation for his help in reviewing their operating procedures and assisting them with a risk assessment of the facility.  Sgt. Newberg helped the Center initiate new security measures that could ultimately save lives.

Sergeant Tim Higgins was commended for helping a resident change a flat tire.  The letter stated that Sgt. Higgins was "most gracious: and that "the MPD was lucky to have him on our police force."

Shift Supervisors recently commended Officers Skyler Harris and Albert Miles as well as Dispatcher Betsy Robinson for their efforts in catching a bank robber.  The letter stated that the information was relayed quickly  and the officers used that information to locate and apprehend the suspect.

Officer Tamara Beebe was commended for her efforts in reducing speeding in a local neighborhood.  The resident stated that she and her neighbors were thankful for Officer Beebe "going above and beyond to help" with their issue.

Sergeant Shawn Murphy and Officers Darryl Sanders and Albert Miles were commended for assisting a victim and her juvenile son retrieve belongings after they were the victims of a burglary.  The letter stated that the victim was "thankful for the amazing work" of the officers.

Officer Brice Robbins was commended recently for working a traffic crash in which he assisted a juvenile through the difficult ordeal.  The letter stated that Officer Robbins was comforting and professional, making the situation less stressful. 

Officer Brittany Frazier was commended by a resident for spending time with some children after a situation inside the home was resolved.  The letter stated that Officer Frazier tossed a ball with the kids and made them "feel special and it reminded them that the police are the good guys."

Officers Stan Meeks and Mark Todd were commended by Black Dragon Martial Arts recently for their assistance with a camp designed to teach students about confronting difficult situations.