Recognize these shoplifters? Cash in with Crime Stoppers

Franklin Police need your help identifying any of these three shoplifters.  On June 14th, these three females loaded up their carts with approximately $2800 worth of groceries at the Kroger on Mallory Lane and walked out of the store without paying.  After realizing they were being followed by employees out to the parking lot, the three suspects got into a white Toyota minivan with Alabama tags and left the scene.

There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for a anonymous call to Crime Stoppers.

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


Man wanted after stealing running car, in Franklin

Franklin Police are trying to find this man. Earlier this month he stole a 2011 Kia Soul from the parking lot of Paletas Tocumbo on W. Main Street. The car was left running with the keys inside. Police say the man may be homeless. Call if you spot him or know who he is.

Franklin Police:
(615) 794-2513


Teens, cops, and conversation over pizza creates new connection; Department thanks local business for sponsoring unique opportunity

Friday afternoon, Franklin Police Officers John McClendon and Isaiah Carreon presented Department Commendations to Steve Dzyban and Franciso Corado, with Games Workshop, in Franklin.

Games Workshop recently hosted fostered teens from My Friend’s House, giving them the chance to put their creative skills to work while interacting with store staff and Franklin Police Officers, over dinner. Officer McClendon’s love for building models and the store’s supplies & facilities were a winning combination.

“These guys gave of their time, talent, and money to create connection,” Said Master Patrol Officer McClendon. “Having the opportunity to have some real conversation over pizza with teens in our community, while building models, started some pretty meaningful new friendships, and that’s what it’s all about.”

In addition to commendation certificates, officers presented Dzyban and Corado with Franklin Police Department challenge coins to show their appreciation.


Department mourns the loss of retired Detective Sgt. Barbara Jean Derricks

(Courtesy Roundtree, Napier, and Ogilvie Franklin Funeral Home)

Detective Sgt Barbara Jean Lane Derricks (RET) departed this life June 9, 2022. A retired, 16-year member of the Franklin Police Department, her fellow officers and colleagues mourn Barbara’s loss and remember her service.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Survived by daughters: Detryce Derricks and YuRonda Derricks (Antonio Curry), 3 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, Sister: Juanita McLemore, Brothers: Ostranda (Mary) Lane, Douglas (Linda) Lane, Howard Donnell (Barbara Sue) Lane, Fred (Mary E.) Lane and a host of family and friends.

Final Arrangements:

Visitation with the family
Friday June 17, 2022, 12 noon-6pm
at the funeral home
101 Confederate Dr.
Franklin, TN

Funeral Service will be
Saturday June 18, 2022, 12 noon at
Limestone Baptist Church
1613 W. Main Street
Franklin, TN

Eulogist- Elder Mack E. Morton
Interment- Pinecrest Memorial Gardens

Roundtree, Napier, and Ogilvie Franklin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
101 Confederate Dr.
Franklin, TN


An impaired driver cost so many, so much; Today we honor, remember Brentwood Police Officer Destin Legieza

It has been two years since a drunk driver stole the life of Brentwood Police Officer Destin Legieza. The loss that so many feel after Destin was killed in such a violent and avoidable way will never overshadow the joy that he brought into the lives of those who knew him.

A jury convicted the drunk driver. She is currently behind bars, serving time in prison.

While we remember Officer Destin Legieza, let’s commit to one another to honor his life, his legacy, and his family by our committed intolerance for impaired driving.

Booze It & Lose It; 
Lose your license, lose your freedom, lose your life

Columbia Man Facing Federal Charges After Resisting Arrest by Franklin Police Officers

(Information courtesy the United States Department of Justice)

NASHVILLE – A federal indictment, unsealed this week, charges a Columbia, Tennessee, man with drug distribution and firearms charges, announced U.S. Attorney Mark H. Wildasin.

Roy Gene Nicholson, III, 26, was indicted by a federal grand jury last month and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Nicholson was arrested on June 15 by the United States Marshals Service and is currently in federal custody.

The charges are the result of an incident on April 24, 2022, where Nicholson was stopped on I-65 in Williamson County, Tenn., by an officer with the Franklin Police Department.  According to the indictment, when the officer approached the car, he observed a pistol on the front passenger seat and smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The officer attempted to detain Nicholson and a physical struggle ensued.  Nicholson was able to re-enter his vehicle and as two officers attempted to remove him from the car, Nicholson accelerated, dragging both officers for a distance and knocking them to the ground.  The legs of one officer were run over by the vehicle as it sped away.

Nicholson was later arrested approximately one mile away and was found to be in possession of a loaded firearm, marijuana, and more than $3,600 in cash.  A pink backpack found on a sidewalk nearby, contained approximately 200 grams of marijuana and plastic baggies.  Officers had observed the pink backpack in Nicholson’s car during the earlier attempt to arrest him.

If convicted, Nicholson faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison, and up to a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and the Franklin Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Herbert L. Bunton, III is prosecuting the case.


Shoplifters wanted after evading officers at high speeds


Franklin Police want to identify these two, who shoplifted $700 in merchandise from Walmart. They fled from Franklin Police at a high rate of speed, getting away in this Nissan Sentra. There is a cash reward if you know who they are.


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


Now Hiring: Franklin PD Seeking Qualified, POST Certified Police Officers

Now through July 13, the FPD is accepting applications from P.O.S.T. certified officers who would like to join the force.  

  • Testing & interviews held July 22, 2022
  • $55k – $65k yearly ($26.51-$31.32/hr) 
  • Take-home car program
  • 4-day work week
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Vacation & sick leave, paid personal days, and 10 additional paid holidays
  • Annual uniform & equipment allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical, dental, vision benefits

Education and Experience:
The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate’s Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education & experience.


Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of shoplifting suspect

Franklin Police are hoping someone might recognize this shoplifter, who stole a shirt from a store at the CoolSprings Galleria.

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


Franklin Police Officer assaulted while making arrest

Lisa Flowers Gary
Age: 59
Nashville, TN

A 59-year-old woman is out on bond after assaulting a Franklin Police Officer. Saturday afternoon, officers were summoned to Lifetime Athletic to help with a woman who was creating a disturbance.

Arriving officers found Lisa Flowers Gary drunk and belligerent. After she was highly uncooperative, officers arrested Gary. She resisted, kicking an officer in the face, chest, and stomach while being placed into the back seat of a police car. On her way to jail, Gary mentioned several firearms she owns, making repeated threats to harm the officer and his family.

Charged with Assault on a Public Servant, Gary is free on the $108,000 bond set by the Magistrate. She is due in court on July 28, at 1:00 pm.