Franklin Police Officer Chris Hollingsworth has been named September Officer of the Month and Officer Jeff Carson has been named October Officer of the Month. Chief Deborah Faulkner selected the two for their proactive efforts at fighting crime in Franklin.
Officer Hollingsworth responded to the Embassy Suites after a victim in Alabama detected real-time fraudulent activity on her credit card, including a stay at the upscale Franklin hotel. Officer Hollingsworth determined that an Atlanta woman in the hotel room used a cloned credit card to pay for her stay. The Officer’s immediate and thorough investigation uncovered multiple illegally obtained store gift cards, pre-paid credit cards, receipts, and nearly $1,500 in cash.
Officer Carson was operating an unmarked car when area security alerted him to an in-progress theft at the Cool Springs Target. Officer Carson initiated immediate surveillance of the parking lot. He was able to approach and arrest the suspect as she was loading a plastic tote filled with more than $1,000 of shoplifted merchandise into her vehicle. During his investigation, Officer Carson worked with security to determine that this same suspect committed a similar, $900 theft days prior, charging the suspect with both felony offenses.
“Our Officers work very hard, every day, to keep Franklin safe,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “I am proud to honor Officer Hollingsworth and Officer Carson for jobs very well done.”
Toyota – Cool Springs and Franklin Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram are proud sponsors of the Department’s Officer of the Month Program. Each month they honor a Franklin Police Officer with a commemorative plaque and a $150 check for the officer to donate to the charity of their choice. Officer Hollingsworth is donating the money to his favorite charity: The Fisher House Foundation, in support of families of wounded military members. Officer Carson is donating to his favorite charity: GraceWorks Ministries of Franklin.