Family remembers daughter, grandson killed in 2015 tragedy; Franklin Police host annual Kristi Clark, Carter Oakley FPD Christmas Toy Drive


On February 16, 2015, Kristi Clark and her 10-year-old son, Carter Oakley, were hit by a semi and killed after they got out of their car to help five people in an overturned SUV on an ice-covered I-65 in Franklin. Nearly four years later, Kristi’s parents, Brad and Bonnie Lewis, stay very much in touch with members of the Franklin Police Department. A bond brought about by tragedy will bring help to needy families this Christmas, in memory of two good Samaritans who died helping others in need.

Mr. Lewis, a skilled craftsman, has built 10-wooden toy boxes in Kristi and Carter’s honor. He and his wife have donated them to the Franklin Police Department. Now, Franklin Police Officers want to fill them with toys for needy Franklin families. “Kristi and Carter’s lives were cut short while they were helping others,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “It is our honor to help others in their memory.”

The Franklin Police Department needs
– new toy donations – 
to fill the toy boxes made by Kristi’s dad, Carter’s grandpa.

Citizens can bring a new, unwrapped toy for children up to 16-years-old
and leave it in the toy box in the Franklin Police Headquarters Lobby.

New toy donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Monetary donations are unable to be accepted.

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Cash reward offered for location of absconded sex offender


Update: November 22, 2018 | 7:30 am
Weston was located and arrested late Wednesday night following a tip. Franklin Police Officers arrested Weston at a Natchez Street home without incident. 

Previously Released:
Terry Lamarr Weston is an absconder, wanted for Violation of the Sex Offender Registry.

Weston is classified as a violent offender. His convictions include Criminal Attempt to Commit Aggravated Statutory Rape, and Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

Weston failed to register, as required, following his release from jail. Detectives cannot locate Weston and are offering a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to his arrest.

Know where Terry Weston is?
Cash in with Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000

or click to submit an anonymous tip
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Franklin Police gearing up to keep you safe this Christmas shopping season

With Black Friday just around the corner, Franklin Police will initiate a security plan designed to safeguard shoppers, deter crime, and arrest criminals at Franklin’s shopping venues.

“Franklin Police Officers assigned to the city’s shopping districts will have zero-tolerance for crime and criminals,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Our officers are committed to keeping Franklin safe for Franklin residents, visitors, and businesses.” Click for more crime prevention tips from the Chief.

An increased combination of highly-visible patrols by uniformed officers in marked cars and plain-clothes officers in unmarked vehicles will be paying special attention to Franklin’s shopping districts between now and Christmas.

Franklin Police will work closely with the District Attorney’s Office to ensure shoplifters, identity thieves, auto burglars, and other criminals who take advantage of this busy time of year are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  

Starting Friday, the Franklin Police Department will staff a temporary command post at the CoolSprings Galleria through the remainder of the Christmas shopping season.

Remember to park smart! Thieves love crowded parking lots, and are known to randomly check door handles for unlocked car doors while peering into windows to see what’s inside. Even if you lock your car doors, when crooks see valuables inside, they often force entry by breaking a lock or window. Once inside, thieves push the trunk release to check for purses or other stowed valuables. Police recommend never leaving purses or other valuables in a parked car.

Officers on patrol who see something that could put you or your valuables at risk may leave this form to let you know they were there, and to share suggestions on how to increase your safety and security. Safeguarding a community is everyone’s responsibility, and citizens play a big role in deterring crime. Crime prevention is most effective when citizens and the police work together.

Going out of town?
Let us keep an extra eye on your home.

Franklin Police Department
Protecting, connecting.
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Traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday? We’ve got your back

FPD offers free home checks for traveling residents:

While many are gearing up to travel this holiday season, Franklin Police Officers want to offer you a little extra peace of mind. While you are away, neighborhood officers will help keep an extra eye on your home.


To take advantage of this free service, complete the online form.
Need additional assistance? Call (615) 794-2513.
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Cash reward for location of violent suspect wanted by Franklin Police


Update: November 21, 2018 | 1:40 pm
McLemore is in custody and in the process of being booked. This after an acquaintance dropped him off at the jail. 

Previously Released:

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information that leads to the whereabouts of 57-year-old Reginald McLemore. The convicted felon is wanted for repeatedly slashing a Franklin woman outside a Cedar Drive home at 7:40 Tuesday night.

The victim suffered lacerations to her face and body. Luckily, the injuries were not life-threatening. This was not a random attack, as McLemore and the victim are known to one another. McLemore fled the scene following the assault and remains at-large. He is wanted for Aggravated Assault. McLemore has ties to Franklin and Antioch.

A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that helps lead to McLemore’s capture.

Know where Reginald McLemore is?
Cash in with Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000

or click to submit an anonymous tip
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Earlier today: Bomb Squad called after live grenade found at Franklin home

At 10:50 this morning, Franklin Police Officers were dispatched to check the welfare of an elderly resident on Cambridge Place after a caregiver was unable to reach him. Officers were surprised to find a live grenade in a flower pot at the back door of the home while searching for a house key.

Officers quickly alerted nearby neighbors and directed them to areas of their home away from potential danger. Bomb Technicians from the THP and FBI responded and secured the grenade. In addition to the device in the flower pot, which was fully-capable of detonating, three additional grenade bodies that did not pose an immediate risk were confiscated and destroyed. No additional hazards were located during a search of the home.

Charges were not immediately filed, and additional information is not being released due to an ongoing investigation.

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Cash reward offered for ID of suspect who used stolen credit card number to order $7k guitar

Detectives in Franklin want to identify this suspect. He used a stolen credit card number to ‘purchase’ and ship a $7,000 guitar to a Franklin pickup location. Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize him.

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

or click to submit an anonymous tip
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