Press Releases

State Trooper Terminated for ‘Gross Misconduct’

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Safety; June 19, 2012:

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott has terminated a State Trooper assigned to the Cookeville District following an internal investigation into allegations of “gross misconduct.” Trooper Jonathan Reed has been served notice of this decision and will not seek a minimum due process hearing.

No further information can be released on this disciplinary action at this time due to a pending investigation by District Attorney General Randy York’s office.

Last April, Colonel Trott demoted David Allred from Captain to Lieutenant of the Cookeville District and recommended a five-day suspension for Sergeant Keven Norris as discipline for violation of the department’s policies. That disciplinary action was the result of an internal investigation that discovered Allred and Norris failed to properly report an incident involving Trooper Jonathan Reed on March 27. The case file regarding the investigation into Allred and Norris was also presented to the District Attorney, who found no evidence of criminal activity.