Letters to the Chief of Police

The "Letters to the Chief of Police" is dedicated to recognizing the hard work and desire of Murfreesboro Police Department officers to make a difference in the community. The following are summaries of letters written to the Murfreesboro Police Chief. Congratulations to these police officers and dispatchers for their excellence in making Murfreesboro a safe and wonderful community.
Recognize a Police Officer
If you would like to recognize a police officer or dispatcher, please write:
Police Chief Michael Bowen
c/o Murfreesboro Police Department
1004 N. Highland Ave.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Officer Victor Bogle, Officer David Kelch, Officer Quinn Rodriguez, Officer Cole Glass, Sergeant Jason McGee, Officer Jason Smith, Detective Timothy Harris, Officer Stephen McGowan, Officer Phillip Taylor, Officer Travis Henderson, and Officer Rafig Qadir were all commended for successfully catching a burglar who broke into a local business. These officers safely brought a dangerous criminal into custody and he will face criminal prosecution because of the professional work of these officers.

Officer Renfroe received a letter from a citizen to express his appreciation for the manner in which he handled a wreck the citizen was involved in at the intersection of Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane. The letter stated that the way the officer “handled the entire situation from start to finish was exemplary.” He went on to say that his report was “thorough, complete and accurate.”

Officer Crow and Officer Price were recognized by their supervisor for their efforts in recovering a half ounce of crystal methamphetamine and $500 dollars. The supervisor stated that their “diligence and patience” enabled them to “apprehend a criminal who had a history of not cooperating with law enforcement during numerous past narcotics investigations.”

Officer Pope was commended by a mother of a seventeen year old female who wished to express her appreciation for the officer's help after the daughter experienced a mental health issue. The mother stated that Officer Pope took her daughter to the hospital, offered support and advise on getting their daughter help and even brought cupcakes to the young lady for her eighteenth birthday.

Officer Sean Martin, Officer Angelo Medina, and Officer Michael Payne received a letter of commendation from Middle Tennessee Electric Department for their assistance in helping get the convoy of trucks and crew members on the road headed to Florida to help areas damaged by a recent hurricane.

Officer Terry Spence was recently commended by a citizen for the way Officer Spence interacted with the citizen and his family while on a traffic stop. Despite being stopped for a traffic violation, the citizen stated that Officer Spence was "personable, professional, and exhibited all the qualities of a fine officer."

Officer Jarrod Davis and Officer Rafiq Qadir were recently commended by their shift Lieutenant for the officers "going the extra mile" on what appeared to be a routine call. The Officers' "keen attention to detail led to a substantial amount of marijuana and a loaded AK47 being taken from the hands of criminals."

Officer Terry Spence and Officer Matt Manor received a letter of appreciation for their "professional, kind and courteous manner in which they investigated a motor vehicle crash" the citizen had been involved in.

Officer Richard Whitley received a letter from a retired MPD employee who wanted to express gratitude for Officer Whitley's assistance during the illness and recent death of his wife. The letter stated that Officer Whitley displayed the "kindness and compassion" that assisted the family in their difficult times and the way in which he represented the Department is to be commended.

Officer Christopher Finley received a letter of commendation from a resident who wanted to express his appreciation for Officer Finley's assistance in moving the resident's stalled vehicle from the roadway. The letter stated that the interaction left the resident with a "superb image of the MPD."