Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-09-27 15:07:48 –
Savannah, Tennessee (WTVF) —Adjutant died to protect women from domestic attacks. This is a word from the prosecutor who plans to seek the death penalty.
Domestic calls are one of the most dangerous things for law enforcement officers. They know it.
But district attorney Matt Stowe says that even so, he cannot prepare for such a pointless loss of life.
“He’s a hero. He basically gave his life to save a woman who was trying to escape the situation of domestic violence,” said General Stowe.
Deputy Sheriff Matthew Locke of Hardin County answered an emergency call at his home on Nance Bend Road in Clifton on Saturday night with other police officers. They arrived to find Todd Stricklin with a gun.
Officers told him to drop it, he didn’t, and then Stricklin allegedly started shooting. The deputy lock was beaten. He later died in the hospital.
General Stowe states that there is little doubt that this is considered a capital crime.
“Whenever a law enforcement officer is killed on duty, there is always a debate that the death penalty applies,” he said.
For now, the community is still mourning the loss.
Those who knew him say that Rock is a respected agent who has served with honor and excellence and is always ready to help. He was also a member of the Tennessee National Guard.
“The community is feeling a great loss … they have lost a member of their law enforcement family … and for now, we mourn with them until it’s time to work. I’m going, “said Stowe.
That time begins now.
General Stowe says his legal staff is considering an exacerbating situation to claim the death penalty.
Stricklin is not currently detained in a prison outside Hardin County. He will be sued in Hardin County later this week.
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