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Police Officer Michael Alexander Petrina | Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

Police Officer

Michael Alexander Petrina

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 8 months

Badge # 1381

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 5/10/2014

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Charges pending

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Police Officer Michael Petrina was struck and killed by an automobile on northbound I-65, at the Old Hickory Boulevard exit, while at the scene of a previous accident.

He was speaking with a Department of Transportation help truck driver when a motorhome approached the scene swerved in between the stopped vehicles and pedestrians. Officer Petrina was struck and killed by the vehicle.

Charges are pending against the driver.

Officer Petrina was an a member of the Tennessee National Guard and had served with the Metro Nashville Police Department for eight months. He was the assigned to the South Precinct and had won the Christy Dedman Award upon graduating from the academy.

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I remember reading about this when it happened. Too many officers lose their lives in the line of duty. I worry all the time about my son, who is a Tn. State Trooper. He has been hit 2 times by drivers that didn't move over and nearly lost his life. My condolences for all police that lost their lives performing their duty to protect & serve.

William Bennett Civilian
None Son works for THP
November 8, 2014

 

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