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Officers Ernie Wilson & Billy Estes Named Paul Scurry Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce Officers of the Year



July 20, 2012

Motorcycle Officers Billy Estes (Madison Precinct) and Ernie Wilson (North Precinct) have been named the Paul Scurry Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce Officers of the Year for their heroic response to a March 21st house fire at 1611 Saunders Avenue.

Despite thick smoke and flames, Officers Estes and Wilson ran onto the front porch and found an elderly man struggling to exit the residence. They pulled him to safety. Officer Estes then heard dogs barking inside. He forced a garage door open and freed three family pets.

Officers Estes and Wilson were honored Thursday during a ceremony at the Amqui Station Train Depot at 301 Madison Street.

Officer Estes is a 25-year veteran of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Officer Wilson has been a member of the department for eight years.

The award is named for Officer Paul Scurry, who was a 21-year department veteran when he was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1996. Officer Scurry was backing up two detectives who were serving an aggravated assault warrant when he was mortally wounded. The suspect was shot and killed by responding officers.

Additionally, Madison Precinct Commander Brian Johnson was presented with a plaque that will recognize the Madison Precinct Patrol Officer and Investigator of the Month during 2012.

Pictured (l-r) are North Precinct Officer Ernie Wilson, Madison Precinct Commander Brian Johnson and Madison Precinct Officer Billy Estes.