Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Murfreesboro Police Officer Jason McGriff fired due to fatal highway crash in June


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Murfreesboro Police Officer Jason McGriff was fired by Murfreesboro Police Chief Michael Bowen on Wednesday due to McGriff’s actions during a fatal highway crash in 2017.

According to an MPD press release, the termination followed the review of “facts and circumstances” related to the crash, which took place on June 4, 2017.

According to reports by WSMV News, McGriff, while driving on I-24 in Rutherford County and off-duty, hit the back of a stopped vehicle, resulting in the death of one woman and the serious injuries of three others. Following the crash, the Tennessee Highway Patrol began an investigation into McGriff’s actions. Prior to being terminated, McGriff, who was hired on April 17, 2017, was on a 12-month probationary period.

The press release states that, pending the investigation by THP, there is no additional information at this time.

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  1. I was one of those lucky one’s in the vehicle he hit on June 4th, 2017. Though I have no memory of the incident nor approx. 3 weeks thereafter, I still suffer daily from the brain injury along with 2 reconstructive surgeries to my right eye. I am so glad to see that Officer McGriff is finally being held accountable for what he did that horrible day. The day he took my precious mother-in-laws life and ruined my life for the rest of mine. I can only hope and pray that justice is served when he goes to court on the 20th of February.

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