Tennessee Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Wreck

Maury County Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Tennyson died Saturday morning from injuries sustained in an on-duty crash Friday.

Deputy Jimmy Tennyson
Deputy Jimmy Tennyson
Maury County Sheriff's Office

A Maury County, Tennessee Sheriff's deputy died Saturday morning from injuries sustained in an on-duty crash Friday.

Deputy Jimmy Tennyson was driving his Ford Crown Victoria along Iron Bridge Road around 7:30 a.m. when he negotiated a turn and over-corrected after he crossed the center line, causing him to leave the road before going down an embankment and hitting a tree, according to The Tennessean.

Tennyson was transported to Maury Regional Hospital before being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead the next day.

Tennyson served as a school resource officer for the department.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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