Memphis motorcycle officer killed during escort
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BIKER DAD)–Most people don’t realize this, but providing a police escort is one of the most dangerous jobs in law enforcement. But just like us “regular” riders, motorcycle cops love it despite the danger. Memphis Officer Scotty Triplett was providing one of those escorts this weekend when a Nissan turned into has path and killed him.
It happened Sunday. “Tonight, our community lost a dedicated servant and a good man. My prayers are with his family and the men and women of the Memphis Police Department.” Director James Ryall said.
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According to the department, the preliminary investigation revealed the Nissan was traveling southbound pulled into the pathway of Officer Scotty Triplett. He was traveling northbound. Officer Triplett then struck the right front side of the vehicle, “officer Triplett was in emergency mode on a department-approved escort with other Motors Officers at the time of the crash.The driver of the Nissan was detained. No charges have been filed at this time. “
WREG-TV reports Triplett was escorting a group of Slingshots from a stop the violence rally.
The department posted on Facebook, “Scotty Triplett has been with the Memphis Police Department since August of 1993. We thank him for his 27 years of service and dedication to our community. At this time, we ask that you keep his wife, children, family, and the men and women of the Memphis Police Department in your prayers.”
Tuesday Memphis Police announced the services:
Visitation: Thursday, May 27, 2021Hope Church8500 Walnut Grove Rd.3:00 pm-6:30 pm
Sea of Blue following the visitation at 7:30 pm
Funeral Service: Friday, May 28, 2021Hope Church8500 Walnut Grove Rd.11:00 am
Burial will follow the Funeral Service at: Arlington Cemetery (Chester and Hayes Streets) Arlington TN 38002.
Sea of Blue is a Memphis tradition for fallen officers that involves hundreds of emergency vehicles, Patriot Guard Riders and other bikers who circle the city, a moving procession that usually stretches for miles.