Memphis Police officer killed in crash


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is mourning one of their own after an officer was killed in a crash that happened Saturday afternoon.

MPD said around 4:45 p.m., officers responded to a crash at the intersection of Hickory Hill Road and Swaying Pine Lane. It was a two vehicle crash involving a MPD motors officer and a person driving a Nissan.

Officer Scotty Triplett (photo submitted)

Memphis Police preliminary investigation showed the person driving the Nissan was traveling southbound on Swaying Pine Lane and pulled into the pathway of the officer. The officer then hit the Nissan on the right side.

Memphis Police identified the officer as 47-year-old Scotty Triplett. He was a veteran on the force, serving the community for 27 years.

The driver of the Nissan was detained, according to police. However, no charges have been filed at this time.

A donation page was created in the officer’s honor.

The investigation is ongoing.

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