Tenn. police officer dies in motorcycle crash
Officer Scotty Triplett was in emergency mode on an official escort when a vehicle turned into his path
Duty Death: Scotty Triplett - [Memphis, Tennessee]
End of Service: 05/22/2021
By Suzie Ziegler
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is mourning Officer Scotty Triplett, who was killed in a crash Saturday.
Triplett was riding his department motorcycle when a car made a left turn into his path, police said on Facebook. Triplett, 47, was in emergency mode on an official escort at the time.
Triplett was taken to a hospital, where he later died of his injuries. He was a 27-year veteran of the department. Triplett is survived by his wife and two children.
The driver was detained and no charges were immediately filed. The investigation is ongoing.