Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Dwight Tennyson

Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Dwight Tennyson

Maury County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, May 6, 2017

Jimmy Dwight Tennyson

Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Tennyson succumbed to injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash the previous morning at approximately 7:30 am.

He was en route to a local high school when his patrol car left the roadway on Iron Bridge Road, near Running Deer Drive, in Columbia. The vehicle went down an embankment and struck a group of trees. He was transported to a local hospital before being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He succumbed to his injuries on May 6th, 2017.

Deputy Tennyson had served in law enforcement for 30 years and was assigned as a school resource officer. He is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Bio

  • Age 64
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Friday, May 5, 2017

single vehicle crash

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Jimmy died in the line of duty.

To the Tennyson family, fellow deputies, and all who call Jimmy beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Tennyson gave to his community and the citizens of Tennessee and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 6, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

September 11, 2018

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