Franklin Police Officers save man’s life, pulling him from burning car

Franklin Police Officers responding to a seemingly routine call early this morning ended up saving a man’s life.

Shortly after 5 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Jordan Rd. and Westminster Dr. for an open-line 9-1-1 call from a mobile phone. While officers were on their way, they came across a vehicle that had driven off of the road and was on fire. The two officers moved quickly to free an unconscious driver from his seatbelt, pulling him from the car before it burst into flames. The driver, who is believed to have been having a medical emergency, was uninjured and is doing fine.

Officers David Edwards and Kyle Brink, the two officers in this video, are being lauded by their fellow officers as heroes. The Department plans to award both officers with commendations related to saving the driver’s life.

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Franklin Police investigating overnight downtown business break-ins

Detectives are investigating after two businesses were burglarized in downtown Franklin.

Officers learned of the first burglary after an alarm was triggered at the Baskin-Robbins on Main Street. Arriving officers found the front door shattered, and that the suspects had left before their arrival. The video you see here is from Baskin-Robins.

An early-morning jogger reported seeing shattered glass at a second business, French’s Shoes and Boots, on Fifth Avenue N. Arriving officers found that business had also been burglarized.

Both crimes appear to have occurred between 12:30 and 3:30 am. The same burglars are believed responsible for both break-ins. Cash left on the premises appears to have been the target at both locations.

There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information in these cases.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or 
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Recognize these felony suspects? Cash in by calling Crime Stoppers: 615-794-4000

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information that leads to the identification of two suspects who used stolen credit cards to make a series of fraudulent purchases, totaling more than $4,000, at a Franklin Kroger. Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize them.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or 
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Crime Stoppers Cash offered for ID of credit card crooks

Police in Franklin are hoping that someone might recognize these three. They are wanted for using a stolen credit card to purchase more than $2,000 in merchandise at the Franklin Walmart. There is a cash reward for information.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or 
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Suspect who exposed himself to teen worker in Berry Farms drive-thru identified, charged

Suspect and suspect vehicle

Thanks to help from the public, the suspect who exposed himself to a teen worker in the Chick-fil-A drive-thru at Berry Farms has been identified.

Last night, Detectives charged 48-year-old Robert Rawson of unincorporated Franklin with Indecent Exposure. He is due in court on August 4.

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Crime Stoppers Cash offered for ID of tire thieves

 

Franklin Police are looking for three men wanted for stealing a set of tires out of the bed of a pickup truck. It happened in the parking lot of a Comtide Ct. car dealership earlier this month.

Based on the other tires seen in the back of the suspect vehicle, this group could be responsible for other area tire thefts. There is a cash reward for information in this case, so if you recognize the suspects or their vehicle, call Crime Stoppers.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or 
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Support group helps share family sentiments with officers during National Police Week

With the help of one of the Department’s amazing support organizations, FPD Family, we salute the men and women who leave their families and homes every day to protect Franklin and to serve its citizens. During National Police Week, we especially remember the police officers who have been killed while serving America’s communities.

Your Franklin Police Officers are ever-grateful to serve such a supportive community. As you drive by Police Headquarters this week, take a moment to think about the brave men & women who work there, and the families who love them.

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Police working to ID man who exposed himself to teen, in Franklin

This is a disturbing case, and one that has Franklin Police & Crime Stoppers offering a cash reward to anyone who can help ID the suspect.

At dinnertime on May 4, the man in this video exposed himself to a teen worker in the Chick-fil-A drive-thru at Berry Farms. The white male suspect was driving the gold-colored car seen in this video. It had faded paint and a worn, dented exterior.

Call Franklin Police or Crime Stoppers if you have any information.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or 
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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DUI saturation patrols planned for Wednesday, in Franklin

Wednesday night, the Franklin Police Department will have teams of extra officers on the street to help combat drunk driving.

“People who plan on having a few drinks to celebrate Cinco de Mayo are strongly encouraged to pre-plan a designated driver or other safe ride home,” said Lt. Charles Warner.

The Department asks Franklin drivers to exercise caution and to never drive while impaired.

Booze It And Lose It
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of thieves who stole school’s basketball goal

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering cash for information on these three. After a pickup basketball game at the Montessori School of Franklin, on Noah Dr., the trio dismantled and stole the school’s basketball goal after loading it into this truck. Call Crime Stoppers if you know who they are.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or 
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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