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.
Click the above photos for more information regarding 2021 fatalities and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum's Keeping Names Off the Wall reference material.