Today we take time to remember those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. At the Spring Hill Police Department we also remember Corporal Jeremy McLaren who lost his life over 10 years ago due to complications from an on-duty traffic collision he was involved in. To honor him, a portion of US Highway 31, State Route 6 will be renamed “Corporal Jeremy McLaren Memorial Highway.” Thank you for your service to this community Corporal McLaren.
A roadway dedication in memory of Corporal Jeremy McLaren will be held on Friday, September 11 at 10:00am on the front lawn of Rippavilla. If your schedule permits, please join us in honoring Corporal McLaren.
The subject in the image above allegedly took laundry detergent from Dollar General in Spring Hill on August 20, 2020. The subject placed 8 bottles of Gain detergent in his pants and walked out of the store. If you can identify this person submit an anonymous tip here.
The SHPD is investigating a stolen package off of a porch of a home in the Winter Park Subdivision off of Duplex Rd. This incident occurred Thursday morning. The suspect vehicle is a grey four-door sedan. There may be other packages missing. If you believe that your package was stolen please report it to our dispatch center at 931-486-2632.
Area schools will soon be opening. Please remember that there will be an increase in traffic in the mornings/afternoons. Please be mindful of children who are walking or riding bicycles to their schools. Please obey the posted school zone speed limits. Please familiarize yourself with the above diagram of when you are obligated to stop for a school bus. Officers will be in school zones in the upcoming weeks to ensure everyone’s safety.
The SHPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the above person who is alleged to have stolen merchandise from The Home Depot in Spring Hill and other Home Depot stores in the middle Tennessee area. If you can identify this person, contact Det. Gallahaire at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an anonymous tip here.
On Sunday, June 21st at approximately 3 PM SHPD officers were dispatched to Jerry Erwin Park on Kedron Rd. Jerry Erwin Park is not part of the City of Spring Hill Parks and Recreation but the SHPD is often on scene first when an incident occurs. A female reported that a male subject exposed his genitals to her while she was walking on the paved walking path portion of the park. Shortly after the incident the subject fled the park area.
SHPD officers arrived and located a subject with no shirt on, matching the provided description, who was hiding in a heavily wooded area across the street from the park. The subject was detained in order to affirm or dispel his involvement in this incident. The victim was able to positively identify the subject, Ronnie Hollingsworth, 58 years old of Chapel Hill, TN, as subject who exposed himself to her. The Maury County Sheriff’s Office arrived and transported Hollingsworth to the Maury County jail. He was charged with one count of indecent exposure and his bond was set at $1500.
All persons enjoy the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.
Today, May 15th, 2020, is National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services were cancelled.
Across our country, 146 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2019.
In 2019, eight law enforcement officers from across the State of Tennessee died in the line of duty, they are:
Master Patrol Officer Spencer Daniel Bristol
Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Reece
Sergeant Joseph Brian Montijo
Correctional Administrator Debra Kay Porter-Johnson
Police Officer John Ralph Anderson, IV
Trooper Matthew Elias Gatti
Sergeant Steven Billie Hinkle
Police Officer Nicholas Scott Galinger
The Spring Hill Police Department also remembers and honors one of our own, Corporal Jeremy McLaren. Corporal McLaren was involved in a vehicular crash while on duty and tragically lost his life on February 7th, 2010.
At this time, Please take a moment with the Spring Hill Police Department, to remember and honor all law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty. May God bless the fallen officers, their families, departments and our Country.
Chief Don Brite and the Spring Hill Police Department.
We would like to take a moment to honor the following Tennessee law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2019:
Master Patrol Officer Spencer Daniel Bristol| Hendersonville Police Department| EOW: Monday, December 30, 2019
Deputy Sheriff Stephen Michael Reece | Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office | EOW: Friday, November 15, 2019
Sergeant Joseph Brian Montijo | Chattanooga Police Department | EOW: Friday, November 1, 2019
Correctional Administrator Debra Kay Porter-Johnson | Tennessee Department of Correction | EOW: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Police Officer John Ralph Anderson, IV | Metro Nashville Police Department | EOW: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Trooper Matthew Elias Gatti | Tennessee Highway Patrol | EOW: Monday, May 6, 2019
Sergeant Steven Billie Hinkle | Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office | EOW: Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Police Officer Nicholas Scott Galinger | Chattanooga Police Department | EOW: Sunday, February 24, 2019
Thank you for serving your communities. You will not be forgotten.