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.