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. 


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Memphis Police Department... MPD Motors Officer Scotty Triplett was killed in the...

Posted by DeSoto County Sheriff's Department on Sunday, May 23, 2021



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