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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

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 1/1/2001

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: 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 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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Trooper Mann;
My son was killed October 9, 2003 in Clare County Michigan. My cousin, Maquette, drove all the way down here for his funeral. I think of you and your heroism often.
Now each year I hold a Project Blue Light ceremony to honor all of those who give the supreme sacrifice and those who risk their lives each day. This year I will add your name to our roll call of heroes. I am sorry I didn't do it sooner. Please know that you will never be forgotten and that your heroism was not in vain.

Mary Fisher
Mother of Deputy Kevin Sherwood, EOW 10/09/03
July 30, 2014


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