Register: Franklin PD, May 31 Stay Safe Seminar

 

The Franklin Police Department has scheduled a free 1.5 hour seminar designed to help keep community members safe during an active shooter situation.

Because community preparedness can help save lives, Franklin Police want to share information on three main, national best practices:
Avoid, Deny, Defend.

The seminar is free and open to the public
-pre-registration is required-

Presentation2WHEN
Tuesday, May 31
10-11:30 am
WHERE
FPD Headquarters | 900 Columbia Avenue

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Parents, teens, employers, school & church leaders, any community member.

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Media wishing to attend or interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees need to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

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Family & fellow officers to welcome Officer Sean Finn home; Finn arriving back in Nashville today after battling illness since January, in Florida

Updated photos from today’s welcome home

Officer Sean Finn was hospitalized with severe COVID Pneumonia on January 1. His condition worsened, and six days later he was placed on a ventilator. After showing no promising signs of improvement, Officer Finn was flown to a south Florida hospital where he was placed on ECMO, a full lung bypass. All of this while in the midst of full kidney failure.

This nine-year Franklin Police Veteran, husband, and father to two little girls flies home today. Still too compromised to return home from south Florida by vehicle or a commercial flight, through the coordination and generosity of John Sanzo & Ali Hemyari of Secure Air and Nashville K-9, and Franklin Alderman Gabrielle Hanson, Finn will be returning to Nashville, today, on a private plane.

Family and fellow officers will be standing by as Finn arrives and boards a Williamson Medical Center ambulance, which officers will escort to Finn’s home. Officer Finn looks forward to continuing his recovery at home with his family.  

Officer Finn’s arrival is scheduled for around 1:20. You can watch live on Franklin’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. 


Those wishing to make a donation that will help the Finn family with their insurmountable, and growing, medical bills can visit this GoFundMe page that has been set up to help.

If you would prefer not to donate online, checks made payable to LEAP (Franklin’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership) can be mailed to

LEAP
P.O. Box 680096
Franklin, TN 37068

Just write Finn family in the memo line.

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Star-studded music memorial for (Officer) Jeff Carson will benefit the Franklin Police Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership

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Michael Ray, Lee Greenwood, Mark Wills, Ty Herndon, Wade Hayes, Rhett Akins, Ricochet, Craig Campbell, and more are set to join together at “A Music Memorial For Jeff Carson” to honor the country music hitmaker, Academy of Country Music award-winner, and Franklin Police Officer. The Department and community were left reeling after Jeff’s sudden and unexpected passing, at age 58.

Country music stars will take the stage at The Nashville Palace in remembrance of their friend, and our late brother-in-blue, on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM to share, celebrate and honor their times with Carson through the years. Tickets are $50 for reserved seating and $40 for general admission.

To purchase tickets visit HERE.

For those who cannot make it to the event, but would like to support the cause, an online auction has been set up at carson.givesmart.com and donations can be made in Jeff’s honor at the link, or text Carson to 76278.

“I am so happy that many of Jeff’s friends and peers are coming out to honor his memory and, at the same time, raise money for this charitable cause,” shares Jeff’s wife, Kim Carson. “Jeff would be so thrilled with what we are doing. He loved his country music family and he loved his law enforcement family, so this will be a really special night.”

Danielle Peck of SiriusXM’s Y2K and T. Graham Brown of SiriusXM’s Prime Country will be hosting the charity event to benefit Franklin’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership (LEAP), a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to sworn officers of the FPD during unexpected life events.

After retiring from country music, Carson pursued his other lifelong dream and joined the Franklin Police Department where he remained a dedicated officer until his passing.

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Remembering Officer Jeff Carson; Live feed to the memorial, procession information

Officer Jeff Carson’s funeral service will be carried live on NewsChannel 5’s Facebook, for anyone unable to attend in person.

Funeral Service
Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

Route:
The motorcade from the church to the graveside service will travel Concord Rd to Franklin Rd, to Mack Hatcher, to Murfreesboro Rd, to the Public Square, to Main Street, to Columbia Ave, past Franklin Police Headquarters, to Williamson Memorial,3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

In the procession, the hearse will be immediately followed by Jeff’s Chevelle, a special car to him, and his assigned police car, Unit #33.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Franklin Police Department’s Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to Franklin Police Officers during unexpected life events, and college scholarships to officers’ children.

Franklin Police HQ lit in blue in honor of Officer Jeff Carson

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Remembering Officer Jeff Carson; service information

After a successful career in country music, including several chart-topping songs, Officer Jeff Carson joined the Franklin Police Department on May 27, 2008. During his tenure with the FPD, Carson earned six commendations, a Chief’s Award for Excellence, and was recently promoted to Police Officer-2

Jeff’s loss is widely felt, across several communities: country music, law enforcement, and the entire Franklin, Williamson County community, which he proudly served and protected for the last 14 years.

Thank you, Jeff, for your life of service and song.

All are invited to honor, remember, and celebrate:

Funeral Service
Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

11:30 procession & police motorcade to a brief graveside service
at Williamson Memorial | 3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

Citizens wishing to pay their respects along the below route are encouraged to do so safely: Concord Rd to Franklin Rd, to Mack Hatcher, to Murfreesboro Rd, to the Public Square, to Main Street, to Columbia Ave, past Franklin Police Headquarters, to Williamson Memorial for the graveside service.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Franklin Police Department’s Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to Franklin Police Officers during unexpected life events, and college scholarships to officers’ children.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the FPD; Increased DUI patrols have been planned to help keep Franklin safe

Extra Franklin Police Officers are hitting the streets to help keep citizens safe this St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Officers are working overtime today to combat impaired driving, so if you plan on doing a little celebrating, you’ll want to be sure your plans include a designated driver.

Booze It & Lose It
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Franklin Police supporters raising money to help recovering officer; Save the date: Officer Sean Finn & Family Benefit Concert, March 20

Officer Sean Finn was hospitalized with severe COVID Pneumonia on January 1. His condition worsened, and six days later he was placed on a ventilator. After showing no promising signs of improvement, Officer Finn was flown to a south Florida hospital where he was placed on ECMO, a full lung bypass. All of this while in the midst of full kidney failure. This nine-year Franklin Police Veteran, husband, and father to two little girls is still on a ventilator and ECMO. Miraculously, he is awake, alert, and slowly but steadily improving.

With the Finn family facing insurmountable, and growing, medical bills, Franklin’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Partnership, a local 501(c)(3), has organized a concert fundraiser. Artists who have signed up to help, so far, include Jeff Carson, Mike Martinez, Phil Valdez, Craig Campbell, and Terry McBride.


Tickets to the March 20 concert at Generations Church in downtown Franklin are only $20 and can be purchased here.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to help, checks made payable to LEAP can be mailed to

LEAP
P.O. Box 680096
Franklin, TN 37068

Just write Finn family in the memo line.


Special thanks to LEAP, Generations Church, and First Bank for sponsoring this fundraiser for our officer and his family.

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Contact:
Sherri Daniel | (615) 319-6177
sheridaniel@icloud.com

Tips on avoiding tax season scams, from our friends at Age Well Middle Tennessee

 

As a new tax season ramps up, keep in mind that scammers will be ramping up their efforts to steal YOUR money. The scams come in different forms: phishing emails, harassing phone calls, and tax return identity theft.

Here are some steps to help keep your identity and money safe:

  • File taxes early to avoid scammers
  • Be cautious about tax-related emails. Do not use links within the email.  Instead, go to the IRS website for relevant information
  • Hang up on IRS impersonator phone calls
  • Report suspicious emails or phone calls ASAP
  • Shred bank and tax documents before throwing them away
  • Update your computer security software

The IRS offers an option called Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) that assigns a unique six-digit code to eligible taxpayers that helps limit fraudulent tax returns. There is more information available at www.irs.gov/identity-theft-fraud-scams/get-an-identity-protection-pin.

Here are some reminders about the IRS. They will NEVER:

  • call about past taxes without having mailed several notices first
  • call to demand payment with threats to involve law enforcement and have you arrested
  • call or email asking you to divulge personal and/or financial information
  • require payment without allowing you to appeal or even question the amount due
  • require you to use a specific payment method like a pre-paid debit card
  • ask for your credit/debit card and/or bank information over the phone

If you receive any IRS-related scam communication, please report to Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at www.treasury.gov/tigta/ and to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.

(Information courtesy Council on Aging)

Franklin Police Officer celebrated for 25 years of service; Detective Sergio Guerra to retire, Thursday

Detective Sergio Guerra began patrolling Franklin neighborhoods in 1997. His last day on the force is Thursday.

Family, friends, colleagues, and community members will celebrate Guerra’s career at 2:30, February 24, at Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Avenue.

Throughout his distinguished career, Guerra served as a Patrol Officer, Hostage Negotiator, and Firearms Instructor, before being promoted to Detective. During his tenure in that position, Guerra has worked closely with victims of rape and abuse, helping them find healing while holding their abusers accountable in criminal court.

“Detective Guerra has had an amazing career and been a great friend to all,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “We are thankful for his dedicated years of service to the City of Franklin.” 

Sergio’s contributions to the Franklin Police Department and community have been immeasurable, and he will be greatly missed by everyone who has had the pleasure of serving alongside him.

COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS & CITIZENS CAN LEAVE THEIR SENTIMENTS AND WELL-WISHES FOR Detective Guerra BY POSTING THEM IN OUR LEAVE A REPLY FIELD, BELOW.
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Register: Franklin PD, February 23 Stay Safe Seminar

(Video shows previous, pre-pandemic classes. Class sizes now limited & socially distanced)

The Franklin Police Department has scheduled a free 1.5 hour seminar designed to help keep citizens safe during an active shooter situation.

Because community preparedness can help save lives, Franklin Police want to share information on three main, national best practices:
Avoid, Deny, Defend.

The seminars are free and open to the public
-pre-registration is required-
Class size is limited

Presentation2WHEN
Wednesday, February 23
10-11:30 am
WHERE
FPD Headquarters | 900 Columbia Avenue

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Franklin parents, teens, employers, school and church leaders,
any member of the Franklin community.

click-here-to-register-button

No cameras or recording devices will be allowed into the seminar. Media wishing to interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees need to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

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