Police Officer Michael Alexander Petrina

Police Officer Michael Alexander Petrina

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, May 10, 2014

Michael Alexander Petrina

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.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge 1381
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

Most Recent Reflection

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Mike. It has been four long years. Just over four years since we had a conversation in the parking lot right after you got to South Precinct about the set up of my take-home car. You were so upbeat. I was in a rut and your positivity brought me up. I’ll never forget thinking how easily this could’ve been me. I have your name’s etching from the memorial on the wall at my desk. Even thought I left Metro I’ll never forget how profound an impact you had on me. 2014 was a rough year for us. I think about you all the time. Miss you, brother.

Special Agent

May 11, 2018

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