Tennessee State Trooper placed on leave pending investigation
Posted By Sparta Live | February 28, 2014 12:00 am
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials have placed Sergeant Daniel Threet of the state’s Highway Patrol on discretionary leave with pay effective February 25, pending a criminal investigation by the Metro Nashville Police Department.
The department’s Inspectional Services Bureau is also conducting an internal investigation into possible violations of Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) policies and procedures. All departmental equipment including weapons, badges and commission card were secured pending the investigation.
Threet, 45, is assigned to the THP Cookeville District. He worked with the Public Service Commission (1993-96) and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE), before his promotion to CVE sergeant during the merge with THP in May 2004. His current assignment is as midnight sergeant in Putnam County.
The Commissioner of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security has the authority to place employees on discretionary leave pending a criminal investigation. Employees shall not commit any act that would reflect discredit upon themselves or the Department while on or off duty.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.