Local THP District Receives Second-Straight Honor

Accepting the Tennessee Highway Patrol District of the Year award for the second-straight year is Lawrenceburg District Capt. Wayne Sellers (center, in jacket) at a recent awards ceremony. Submitted


Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Lawrenceburg District, which includes Giles County, has been named the District of the Year for a second-consecutive year.


Lawrenceburg District Capt. Wayne Sellers received the honor recently on behalf of the district’s troopers and personnel.


“Although, I was extremely fortunate to accept the award on the troopers’ behalf, it certainly doesn’t belong to me,” Sellers said. “THP Colonel Tracy Trott set our course of direction, I controlled the rudder, but the district personnel did all the heavy rowing.”


Sellers commended the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of the Lawrenceburg District on a daily basis as an inspiration to him and a leading factor behind receiving the District of the Year honor for the past two years.


“Every member is totally committed to making their respective communities a safer place to live, travel and raise a family,” Sellers continued. “The law enforcement and safety education strategies we have in place has led to five of the last six safest years on Tennessee roadways since the 1960s.”


The Lawrenceburg District is part of what has been a successful year for the Tennessee Highway Patrol over the past year. THP was recently named the top law enforcement agency in the country by the International Chiefs of Police.


“The predictive analytics technology we have in place has taken our department to another level,” Sellers said. “The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Homeland Security has become the standard in which other state police agencies strive to achieve.”


Sellers was also quick to share the credit for THP Lawrenceburg District’s successes to cooperating law enforcement and emergency response agencies across the district.


“The Lawrence District would not be successful without the partnerships and support we receive from local communities,” he said. “In addition to troopers within the district, the local police and sheriff’s departments, EMS, rescue squads, court system and community leaders were very instrumental in our recognition. I would like to publicly thank them all.”


— Staff Reports

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