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THP trooper suspended amid investigation into Middle Tennessee incident

Staff Report • Sep 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

NASHVILLE — A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper has been suspended with pay amid an investigation into an incident in Middle Tennessee.

Trooper Tommie Boleyn was placed on discretionary leave with pay effective Monday pending an investigation by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security's Inspectional Services Bureau, according to a department news release.

The investigation resulted from allegations that Boleyn violated THP policies and procedures during an on-duty Aug. 31 incident in Shelbyville, which is about 60 miles south of Nashville. The release did not specify the nature of the allegations.

Boleyn, 48, started his second tenure with the THP in November of 2009. Boleyn was initially hired in July of 2000; however, he resigned after nearly eight years with the agency before returning in 2009.

Boleyn was assigned to the THP Lawrenceburg District during both terms. He has worked in Bedford, Marshall and Lincoln County, where he is currently stationed.

"It is the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s policy to warn, suspend, demote or dismiss any employee whenever just or legal cause exists," the news release stated. "Employees shall not commit any act that would reflect discredit upon themselves or the Department while on or off duty."

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