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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

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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 have been thinking about you a lot lately brother. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers over the holidays. A new officer was recently awarded the first ever "Michael Petrina Leadership Award" in your honor. I think that just highlights what everyone already knew about you man! Keep a watchful eye over us down here...lately we need it!

Rest In Peace brother man!

Ofc. D. Abbott - POII
Metro Nashville Police Department
January 9, 2015

 

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