Nashville interchange named for fallen Metro officer

emilyBlog, News

A Davidson County interchange now bears the name of a Metro police officer who was struck and killed by a motor home last year.

The green sign with the words “Officer Michael Petrina Memorial Interchange” stands where Old Hickory Boulevard crosses over Interstate 65 near Brentwood. It will serve as a permanent reminder of the 25-year-old officer’s service and the grave consequences of drivers who do not safely pass law enforcement by slowing down or moving over.

“Officer Petrina was a good man on his way to being a great man. He made this police department better during his short time here and he continues to do so particularly through the daily work of those classmates in session 71 that he inspired and helped them get through the academy,” said Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson, during a Thursday morning dedication ceremony.

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