Detective Michael Lynn Starrett

Detective Michael Lynn Starrett

Jacksboro Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, January 30, 2015

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Michael Lynn Starrett

Detective Mike Starrett succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when he was involved in a head-on crash while responding to a fatal accident in which a father and young son were killed.

Other vehicles were yielding to Detective Starrett's vehicle when it was struck by the pickup truck on Highway 116 at Little Cove Creek Road. Detective Starrett was transported to UT Medical Center where he underwent several surgeries before passing away seven days later.

The driver of the truck that struck his vehicle was charged with failure to maintain control and failure to exercise due care.

Detective Starrett had served with the Jacksboro Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 302

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, January 23, 2015

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