The Tennessee Police Officer Memorial will be adding eight names of fallen officers from the year 2019 tomorrow (Tuesday, May 11, 2021) in recognition of National Police Week and the upcoming Peace Officers Memorial Day. One of the eight is Jerry Singleton who served with Fairfield Glade Police Department. Department members and the family of Officer Singleton will be present to honor him during the ceremony in Nashville set to get underway in the Legislative Plaza around 10 a.m. central.
Singleton died of natural causes during his shift New Year’s Eve 2019. Singleton was a 30 year veteran serving with the Fairfield Glade Police Department. He previously served with the Rockwood, Harriman and Kingston Police Departments as well as the Roane County Sheriff’s Department.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.
May 9-15, 2021 marks this year “Police Week.” It is to recognize and honor current and past officers. This week is also to raise awareness of the ultimate sacrifice made by law enforcement officers, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind.