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Trooper John Gregory Mann | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee


John Gregory Mann

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Monday, January 1, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to probation

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Trooper John Mann was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was chasing a suspected carjacker on foot.

Trooper Mann was in a vehicle pursuit when the suspect crashed into a retaining wall on I-24 near Nashville, Tennessee. Trooper Mann was able to catch the suspect on foot and was in the process of arresting him when another driver struck both men. Trooper Mann was killed instantly and the suspect was critically injured.

The suspect who struck Trooper Mann fled the scene but later turned himself in at a local police station and was charged with vehicular homicide. The suspect was later convicted of leaving the scene of an accident and sentenced to 18 months in jail with all but 45 days suspended. The remaining time is to be served as probation.

Trooper Mann was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for 16 years. He is survived by his teenage daughter, mother, three brothers, and three sisters. Two of his brothers also serve as police officers in Tennessee.

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To all of you who've left a message for my uncle, my rock, my biggest supporter EVER IN LIFE ON EARTH, my heart over flows with love for you. The same kind of love that Uncle Greg had for so many. Nothing can fill the void left by him, but boy oh boy, the good memories to make the sting of death a little more tolerable. Remember well...remember him often!

Shannon Mann
June 6, 2016


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