Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

U.S. Attorney presents awards to 2 officers who investigated opioid deaths, injures

Mar 01, 2021 at 10:00 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Two officers who investigated a rash of opioid overdoses leading to one death and serious injuries to seven people earned awards from U.S. Attorney Don Cochran Wednesday. Mur.... Read More
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Life Saving Awards

Five deputies recognized for saving life of infant, driver in burning car

Feb 02, 2021 at 11:37 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Four Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputies who saved the life of a 2-month-old infant allegedly choked by his father earned Life Saving Awards Tuesday from Sheriff.... Read More
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Detective Joseph Duncan

Rutherford Sheriff's detective graduates from UT National Forensics Academy

Feb 01, 2021 at 09:50 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Sheriff's Detective Joseph Duncan graduated from the 10-week UT National Forensics Academy where he improved his skills in death investigations and crime scene investigations..... Read More
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

Pilot lands aircraft safely in Rutherford County field

Jan 30, 2021 at 11:42 am by Lisa Marchesoni

No one suffered injuries when a pilot flying a Cessna 162 made an emergency landing about 10 a.m. Saturday on a Rucker Road field, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s sergeant.... Read More
Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force

Rutherford Sheriff: 64 drivers cited for texting while driving

Jan 29, 2021 at 10:59 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Sixty-four drivers were cited for texting while driving and 40 drivers were cited for not wearing a seat belt during Operation Lookout Jan. 22. The Rutherford County Traffic.... Read More
Rutherford County Sheriff's Patrol Cpl. William Travis with Sgt. Michael Rodgers and Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh

Rutherford Sheriff's Corporal earns Deputy of the Year award from Tennessee Highway Safety Office

Jan 21, 2021 at 09:22 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Rutherford County Sheriff's Patrol Cpl. William Travis earned the Middle Tennessee Law Enforcement Network Deputy of the Year award from the Tennessee Highway Safety Office..... Read More
Rutherford County Deputy Carol Stafford received the Tennessee Highway Safety Office Beyond the Traffic Stop award.

Rutherford Sheriff's Deputy earns state 'Beyond the Traffic Stop' award

Jan 15, 2021 at 09:11 am by Lisa Marchesoni

Recovering about $17,000 worth of illegal drugs during a traffic stop for speeding earned a Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy a state award. Deputy Carol Stafford earn.... Read More

Missing Rutherford County woman with dementia found safely

Jan 13, 2021 at 01:19 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

A missing Rutherford County woman with dementia was found unharmed this morning in Wilson County, a sheriff’s supervisor said. Deborah Alsup, 67, was reported missing a.... Read More
A drone

Rutherford Sheriff's detectives, county fire drones rescue lost woman

Jan 11, 2021 at 12:49 pm by Lisa Marchesoni

Drones located a distraught woman who ran into a wooded area in 32-degree weather Saturday near Hoovers Gap Frontage Road, a sheriff’s supervisor reported. Sheriff&rsqu.... Read More
Trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Rutherford Sheriff's STOP program helps drug dependent people recover

Dec 31, 2020 at 09:00 am by Lisa Marchesoni

When Chris Hale's best friend died of an overdose, the shock brought new life to Hale. Hale, 26, of Rockvale found his friend deceased Oct. 11 and called the Sheriff's Office.... Read More