Recognize this band of thieves? Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Franklin Police want to identify four suspects who shoplifted bags full of children’s clothing. It happened at the Cool Springs Target on August 27. The thieves bagged up the clothing they took off the racks and walked out of the store.

Information about these crooks
is worth up to $1,000 with
an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000,
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin Police warn against impaired driving this Labor Day weekend

As the end of summer draws near, Franklin residents are looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend. While it signals that the end of summer is near, Labor Day weekend is also the fourth most dangerous weekend on the road [1]. We know that alcohol will be served at some of this weekend’s get-togethers, and hope that people will plan ahead who will drive you and your family home.

A first-time DUI offense in Tennessee includes costly fines, court costs, legal feels, jail time, mandatory drug and alcohol treatment, and the installation of an ignition interlock device. In the end, a typical DUI arrest ends up costing about $10,000. But, getting behind the wheel of a vehicle could end up costing so much more. Labor Day weekend traffic fatalities average an alarming 298 every year [2].

Officers will be out in force this Labor Day weekend, helping to keep Franklin safe by being on the lookout for, detecting, and arresting impaired drivers. Celebrate safe: Do not drink and drive.

Booze it & lose it
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Franklin Police Officer celebrated for 25 years of service; Officer Dwayne Burress retires

Officer Dwayne Burress began his service to the Franklin community in 1993. A Union City native, Burress moved to Franklin in 1987 after marrying his wife, Betsy Helmintoller, with whom he has shared 32 years of marriage.

Prior to his service to Franklin residents, Burress served our country as a member of the United States Army, Military Police. With tours in Alabama, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Germany, Burress retired from the Army in 1988 following a line-of-duty injury.

In his 25-year career with the Franklin Police Department, Officer Burress worked on all three patrol shifts and as a Field Training Officer, helping to teach new recruits how to serve our special community. Burress’ service includes time as a Crisis Negotiator and special assignments in the Criminal Investigation Division and Community Oriented Policing Unit, where he built lasting, meaningful relationships with residents. Officer Burress served as the head of our Honor Guard that participated in the National Police Memorial in Washington D.C. following the 9/11 attacks.

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Officer Burress was named Officer of the Year in 2000 by the Fraternal Order of Police, and received the Hidden Heroes award from the Williamson County Task Force Against Domestic Violence. Burress was the July, 2016 Franklin Police Officer of the Month.

Chief Deborah Faulkner said, “Officer Burress made a difference. Now he deserves more time with family – especially his grandchildren, who will undoubtedly grow up proud of the service that he provided to our country and community.”

“I will miss the camaraderie with fellow officers and contact with the community,” said Officer Burress. “I have enjoyed helping Franklin citizens and meeting so many great people. I am excited about the next chapter of my life, and look forward to new adventures with friends and family.”  

Franklin Police Department
Professional, Progressive, Responsive
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of cloned credit card crooks

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Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on these suspects. They’re wanted for using cloned credit cards to purchase hundreds of dollars in cigarettes at the Liberty Pike Mapco Express. They were last seen driving the light-colored sedan pictured here.

Information about these suspects can be shared anonymously,
& is worth up to $1,000 with a call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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Recognize this shoplifter or his associates? Cash in with Crime Stoppers

Franklin Police want to identify this suspect. On August 16, he shoplifted nearly $200 in athletic apparel from Gabe’s. The two women in this video picked him up in a silver SUV after he left the store.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
for a reward of up to $1,000
or, click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Recognize these thieves? Cash in with Crime Stoppers

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on this man and woman. The couple is wanted for using a stolen credit at several Cool Springs stores. The card was stolen a short time earlier in Green Hills. These crooks got away with about $5,000 in fraudulent purchases.

Information is worth up to $1,000
with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

or click to submit an anonymous eTip