Police Officer Jerry Clyde Singleton

Police Officer Jerry Clyde Singleton

Fairfield Glade Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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Jerry Clyde Singleton

Police Officer Jerry Singleton suffered a suspected pulmonary embolism as a result of an injury sustained on August 6th, 2017, when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver during a traffic stop while serving with the Kingston Police Department.

On December 31st, 2019, he was found unresponsive inside of the police station shortly after starting his shift while working with the Fairfield Glade Police Department.

On August 6th, 2017, he had conducted a traffic stop of a suspected drunk driver on Highway 58 near the Southwest Point Golf Course. The driver initially stopped, but when Officer Singleton asked for his driver's license the man put his vehicle into drive and sped away from the stop. A car-carrier being pulled by the pickup truck struck Officer Singleton, fracturing one of his legs. He was able to return to duty six months later, but blood clots began to develop as a result of the injury. It is believed he suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism as a result of one of the blood clots.

The driver who struck him was convicted of several charges. Ironically, the subject lost an appeal of the convictions on the day that Officer Singleton passed away.

Officer Singleton had served with the Fairfield Glade Police Department for seven months and had served in law enforcement for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and had previously served with the Harriman Police Department, Kingston Police Department, Rockwood Police Department, and the Roane County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Singleton is a widower and is predeceased by one son. He is survived by one son and grandson.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 6, 2017
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted

DUI, hit-and-run, traffic stop

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Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 6, 2020

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