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Detective Michael Lynn Starrett | Jacksboro Police Department, Tennessee Jacksboro Police Department, Tennessee


Michael Lynn Starrett

Jacksboro Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, January 30, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 302

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 1/23/2015

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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.

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Thoughts and prayers brother. Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
January 30, 2017


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