NASHVILLE – State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has been presented with the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police’s (TACP) “Legislator of the Year” Award. Ketron was presented the award at a meeting of the group in Nashville on Thursday in recognition of his work on behalf of improving public safety in Tennessee.
“Bill Ketron has long been a supporter of law enforcement in Tennessee,” said Glenn Chrisman,
Chief of Police of the Murfreesboro Police Department. “As a citizen, national civic leader, County Commissioner and State Senator, he has tirelessly supported efforts to strengthen public safety and quality of life for Tennesseans. We are proud to recognize his support of law enforcement in the General Assembly with the TACP Legislative award for 2015.”
“Senator Ketron has been an invaluable champion of law enforcement issues. The TACP is appreciative of his leadership and ensuring the safety of all citizens in the great State of Tennessee,” stated TACP President, Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch.
Ketron led to passage legislation this year designed to boost the number of Tennesseans who wear seat belts. He also sponsored a new law allowing for the enforcement of Tennessee’s Financial Responsibility Law with a real-time system of auto liability policy verification to protect the public on Tennessee’s roads. In addition, he passed a bill to give law enforcement officers and other officials more training to identify, investigate and prosecute cases of human trafficking.
In accepting the award, Ketron praised the work of the police chiefs. “This is certainly an honor and most cherished award, as I have tremendous respect for the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us,” he said. “It has been an honor to work with them and I look forward to continuing our efforts to make our streets safer.”