Franklin Police Officers now carrying life-saving medication to treat opioid overdose

Tomorrow is International Overdose Awareness Day (#IOAD17). In addition to taking time to remember community members lost to an overdose, Franklin Police Officers are being equipped with Narcan (the prescription medication Naloxone). A metered dose of the nasal spray medication can quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Franklin Police purchased 168 doses of the medication at a cost of approximately $6,300.

“A Franklin Police Officer who encounters a member of our community who is suffering from an opioid overdose might now be able to help save their life,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Officers from across the country have fallen victim, themselves, after unknowingly coming into contact with dangerous substances while conducting an investigation. This medication could help save the life of one of our police officers, as well.”

In addition to officers carrying this medication in the field, several doses have been distributed to known-risk area work stations throughout Franklin Police Headquarters, such as the Lab and Evidence. Officers are required to undergo special training before they are issued the life-saving nasal spray.

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New photos released in Berry Farms Bank Robbery

Franklin Police are still searching for the suspect who robbed a Berry Farms bank on August 15. The suspect was linked to another that occurred a short time earlier that same day in Murfreesboro. These photos are from that Murfreesboro robbery. A cash reward is being offered for information in this case.

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Franklin man held after punching woman in face

Trovada Dixon
Age: 33
Franklin, Tennessee

A Franklin man was arrested for Domestic Assault after he punched the mother of his child in the face Thursday night.

Officers were summoned to the parking lot of the Hillsboro Road Kroger, at 11:30 pm, after it was reported that Dixon had assaulted the victim. Dixon was out on bond for previously assaulting the same woman. Charged with Domestic Assault and Violation of Bond Conditions,

Charged with Domestic Assault and Violation of Bond Conditions, Dixon is behind bars at the Williamson County Jail on a $45,000 bond. He is due in court 09/07/2017 at 1:00 pm.

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Reward announced in Franklin gas station robbery

Franklin Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a gas station robber. Shortly after 10:30 Wednesday night this suspect robbed the Twice Daily gas station, located at 222 New Highway 96 West. The suspect announced the robbery after asking the clerk for a pack of cigarettes.

A Crime Stoppers reward
of up to $1,000 is being offered for
information in this case:
(615) 794-4000
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Carwash coin crook wanted in Franklin

Detectives in Franklin want to identify this thief, wanted for stealing more than $1,000 in quarters from two change machines at the Cool Springs Car Wash. At 6:45 pm on August 18, the suspect somehow managed to steal the quarters without damaging the machines. A cash reward is being offered for information that helps lead to his arrest.

Recognize him?
Cash in with Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000

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Driver charged in May crash that killed motorcyclist

Carey McGowan
Age: 50
Nolensville, TN

Carey McGowan, 50, of Nolensville, has been charged in the May crash that killed 44-year old Patrick Sturdivant. The crash happened on May 10, 2017, shortly after 5:30 pm on E. McEwen Drive near Carothers Parkway.

An in-depth investigation determined that McGowan hit Sturdivant’s motorcycle and then intentionally left the scene. Carey McGowan, charged with (1) Leaving the Scene of an Accident Resulting in Death and (2) Failure to Exercise Due Care Resulting in the Death of Another, was booked into the Williamson County Jail today. Due in court on August 31 at 9 am, McGowan is currently free on a $10,000 bond.

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Felony evading suspect held following 3rd DUI

Marco Owens
Age: 33
Nashville, TN

A repeat DUI offender remains behind bars following his arrest, Friday. Franklin Police spotted 33-year-old Marco Owens driving down Mack Hatcher near Cool Springs Boulevard at 1:00 Friday morning. Owens was wanted for evading Brentwood Police just a short time earlier. When Franklin Police spotted Owens driving, one of his tires was flat and heavily smoking. Officers stopped Owens, determined he was impaired and arrested him.

Charged with Felony Evading, DUI – 3rd Offense, Speeding, Possession of Marijuana, Driving on a Revoked License, Failure to Maintain a Lane, Disregarding a Traffic Control Device, and Violation of the Implied Consent Law, Owens is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $17,000 bond. He is due in court August 31 at 1:00 pm.

Booze it and lose it
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Franklin Police gearing up for total solar eclipse, Monday

Additional Franklin Police Officers will be on duty during Monday’s historic eclipse. The extra officers were scheduled in anticipation of an increase in vehicular traffic due to visitors and a possible increased call volume.

The Department urges those who are driving in the midst of the eclipse to maintain the focus needed to safely operate a vehicle. Stopping in the roadway or on the side of the road to view this historic event may not be safe, so motorists who want to catch a glimpse should pull safely into a parking lot and put their vehicle into park before using approved eclipse glasses for viewing. Driving while wearing eclipse glasses is extremely dangerous and should not be done under any circumstance.

As a reminder, parents are urged to talk to their children about the potential dangers. Caretakers of the elderly and of those with special needs should do the same. According to Tennessee Department of Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Reagan, looking directly into the sun during the eclipse can cause permanent eye damage in a matter of seconds.

For more information on the eclipse and safe viewing,
visit https://tn.gov/news/52607
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Suspect in stolen car who tried to run over Franklin Police Officer arrested

A shoplifter who used a stolen car to wreck four police cars and tried running over a Franklin Police Officer last week is in custody. The arrest took place this morning at the 16-year-old’s Nashville high school.

On Thursday night, 08/10/2017, Franklin PD Flex Officers located an unoccupied stolen car in the parking lot of the Academy Sports on Mallory Lane. The stolen car was believed to have been driven there by two earlier shoplifting suspects. As officers approached the suspects who were re-entering that stolen car, the driver crashed into four police cars and nearly ran over a Franklin Police Officer during her dangerous getaway. Officers were later stunned to learn she is only sixteen.

Charged with Felony Theft, Reckless Aggravated Assault, three counts of Aggravated Assault, and Shoplifting, the suspect is in the process of being booked into the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center. A court date has not yet been set. Additional charges are expected in this case

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