Tenn. weighs putting 2 troopers on nighttime patrol

By Lauren Gregory, Staff Writer
Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. 

Feb. 19--State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle said they would support a requirement that Tennessee state troopers patrol in pairs after dark -- if only the money existed to pay for it.

Sen. Doug Jackson, D-Dickson, has introduced legislation that would require double occupancy in every Tennessee Highway Patrol vehicle on the road between sundown and sunrise. The measure was inspired by the Jan. 6 shooting death of 24-year-old Trooper Calvin Jenks, he said.

A complementary bill has been filed by in the state House by Rep. David Shepard, D-Dickson.

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