MNPD Receives Excellence in Law Enforcement Award from United States Attorney
February 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Nashville Police Department on February 13th received an Excellence in Law Enforcement Award from David Rivera, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Accepting the award were Chief Steve Anderson and the department's seven precinct commanders, pictured (back row, l-r) Jason Reinbold (Central), Michele Donegan (Hermitage), Sebastian Gourdin (Madison), Paul Trickey (South), Terrence Graves (North), David Imhof (East), and Marlene Pardue (West). In presenting the award, the U.S. Attorney's Office highlighted the police department's close partnership with the community in reducing crime, particularly murder, which, in 2013, was at its lowest in the 50 year history of the Metropolitan Government.
Additionally, Officer Michael Galluzzi received an Excellence in Law Enforcement Award from the U.S. Attorney's Office for his work in the successful prosecution of East Nashville convicted felon Albert Franklin. Franklin was found guilty last August in federal court of conspiring to possess Oxycodone with the intent to distribute and gun possession by a convicted felon. Chief Steve Anderson noted that Franklin "posed a significant danger to the East Nashville community and decided to continue breaking the law despite prior serious convictions." Franklin, 51, was sentenced last month to 30 years in federal prison.