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More than 25,816 Line-of-Duty Deaths have occurred over the last 150+ years. This means that over 25,000 men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to ensure the Thin Blue Line between order and chaos remains intact. Take a moment to let that number sink in.

In Tennessee alone, there have been 720+ Line-of-Duty Deaths. 720+ sons or daughters, fathers or mothers, co-workers, spouses, and best friends have died keeping their family, friends, and fellow Tennesseans safe. We owe it to them to keep their memory alive and we here at Middle & East Tennessee C.O.P.S. vow to do our best to do so not only through this memorial on our website, but through our service to you—the son, daughters, fathers, mothers, co-workers, spouses, and best friends of the heroes that died ensuring that Thin Blue Line remained. 

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Click the above photos for more information regarding 2022 fatalities and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum's Keeping Names Off the Wall reference material. 

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