Law enforcement in Cumberland County, including the highway patrol, will take part in Operation Southern Shield from July 19-23, 2021. It is in response to an increase in vehicle fatalities because of speeding in the past few months.
Here is where the focus will be during the week:
Monday, July 19, 2021 – Highway 127 North and South in Tennessee from noon until 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 – I-40 east and west from noon until 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 22, 2021 – Highway 68 and Highway 27 from noon until 8 p.m.
Friday, July 23, 2021 – Highway 70 from noon until 8 p.m.
Officers remind all motorists to drive safe, buckle up and obey the posted speed limits.