The Clarksville Police Department will hold a Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on May 13

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Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) will host the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on May 13, 2022 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will take place outside the CPD headquarters, 135 Commerce Street, in front of the statue of the Clarksville Protector.

Attention, there is no unfavorable weather plan for this event, if the weather does not cooperate, the ceremony will unfortunately be canceled.




National Police Week is held annually to honor the service and sacrifice of United States law enforcement officers and will be observed May 11-17, 2022. According to the Officer Down Memorial page (www.odmp. org/statistics). The ODMP reports that there were 617 in-service fatalities (LODD) in 2021.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and each week that that date falls as Police Week. Law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington DC to participate in planned events that honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

On May 14 at 9:00 a.m., the sixth annual Run for COPS (Police Survivors Concerns) will celebrate National Law Enforcement Week 2022 with a fun, non-competitive fitness event for the whole family. The 5k will take place in historic downtown Clarksville starting at the Clarksville Police Department and going through downtown. This year, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control will have adoptable dogs at the event for those who wish to walk a dog half or all of the way. www.eventbrite.com/…/run-for-cops-tickets…

The Clarksville Police Department wishes to remember the following law enforcement officers killed or assaulted (LEOKA) in the line of duty:

“Cowboy” Kermit Leonard Nipple – Died August 9, 1945: Officer Nipple died while investigating a fire at Clarksville Laundry on 3rd Street. One of the walls collapsed, killing him instantly. He was 35 at the time of his death and had been in the police department for 3 years. Officer Nipple was the first Clarksville officer killed in the line of duty.

Kenneth Browning – Died February 13, 1974: Constable Browning was shot and killed on Madison Street outside the Post Office while responding to a call from a man armed with a shotgun. He was 38 at the time of his death and had been in the police department for 4 years.

Police Service Dog – KING – Died May 22, 1978: King was killed while protecting his K-9 Handler, Ralph Prost, while searching for burglary suspects in the New Providence area.

Aaron Douglas Glenn – Died November 19, 1983: On November 5, 1983, Constable Glenn was responding to a domestic disturbance call on a motorbike. Constable Glenn hit the side of a vehicle that stopped in front of him at “Magic Wheels Skating Rink”. He later died of injuries sustained in the crash. Constable Glenn was 32 years old and had worked for the Clarksville Police Department for 10 years.


David Scott – Died June 7, 2002: Field Training Officer David Scott died during a vehicle pursuit of a robbery suspect on 101st Drive. Constable Scott was 42 years old and had worked for the Clarksville Police Department for 8 years.

Yamil Baez-Santiago – Died June 7, 2002: Constable Baez-Santiago died during a vehicle pursuit of a robbery suspect on 101st Drive. Officer Baez-Santiago was 23 years old and had been in the service for about six months at the time of his death.

Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson – Died January 12, 2014 Deputy Johnson lost his life in a car accident while on duty at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Bubba previously served with the Montgomery County Emergency Medical Service and the Clarksville Police Department. Deputy Johnson was 52 years old and had a combined service record of 27 years at the time of his death.

We would like to take the time to remember all of the law enforcement personnel who have passed away over the years who have dedicated their lives in the service of others.

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