Centerville Officer, Wife, Step-Son Indicted

Apr 9, 2012 Full story: WTVF Nashville 36

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A Centerville Police officer, his wife and step-son have been indicted by a grand jury in Hickman County.

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#1 Apr 10, 2012
I guess another official in Hickman County thought he could abuse his authority. I hope other city and county officials are watching and learning that they can't do anything they want and get by with it. Time for more changes.
Top dog

Nashville, TN

#2 Apr 10, 2012
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#3 Apr 11, 2012
Top dog wrote:
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click on the WTVF link.
In the News again

Nashville, TN

#4 Apr 12, 2012
Top dog wrote:
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See the Sherrif Election thread to learn more
Citizen

Charleston, IL

#5 Apr 15, 2012
TN Informer wrote:
I guess another official in Hickman County thought he could abuse his authority. I hope other city and county officials are watching and learning that they can't do anything they want and get by with it. Time for more changes.
Maybe they will learn it time for change in administration who is policing our police! We as a community need to take a stand for the our rights! When the innocent is taken advantage od
Of we as society are standing by while this happens who will be next?
Really

Dickson, TN

#6 Apr 17, 2012
Really Citizen whose policing our police? Read the article the right thing was done by the officers who handled this case. You are one of those people who try to make something out of nothing DORK!!!!!!
Just

United States

#7 Apr 18, 2012
The falove tsI think it a travesty. A good police officer is being railroaded with dirty politics. If u want facts this so called good officer who stood up to Mr. Simmons and said"No"
Where is he now? Oh wait I know! Try locked up in drug and alcohol rehab.... why u ask. Dranking and patrolling city streets in a city patrol car. Now who do u choose to believe a man who is in debt to fellow officers for quite a bit of money and drives a centerville police car while
intoxicated or an officer that has almost 30 years on the job,has awards for his heroism. Who once served as
Frank Atkinson's chief deputy. We all make mistakes. But in this case Mr Simmons s is in no way guilty of these charges. In fact a false report by members of his family I know Pam and she believed there was a gun involved or she would have said there was. People of Hickman co. Take a stand. Show everyone that dirty politics must end help put a good officer back to work.
flip

Nashville, TN

#8 Apr 18, 2012
Please spare me ! saying he was franks chief deputy don't help him any. i believe the T.B.I. made a investigation . it sounds like to me the whole department and the sheriff department needs a make over!
insider

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#9 Apr 18, 2012
I take offense to any statement that in any way slanders Frank Atkinson . This is a man who gave up most if his life to protect and serve you the citizens of this county.
If Frank believes in Jerry then it would be wise to do the same.
flip

Nashville, TN

#10 Apr 19, 2012
I believe frank had a few investigations done on him also. he did not give up anything he got paid for a job and plenty of perks. if jerry was someone you did not know would you be defending him .i take offense to the threat!
Makes No Sense

Nashville, TN

#11 Apr 19, 2012
Ahhh! Remember the illegal satelite cards?
insider

Hendersonville, NC

#12 Apr 19, 2012
I do believe the TBI spent alot of money on that investigation only to find nothing on Frank Atkinson.
what perks? He almost never got to finish a meal before
if got cold. His phone rang non stop.He never shuned people wanting something. He worked 24/7/365. He never took a day off, a vacation or a sick day in over 30I years. So I state again he gave everything he had to the citizens of Hickman co.
Makes No Sense

Nashville, TN

#13 Apr 19, 2012
insider wrote:
I do believe the TBI spent alot of money on that investigation only to find nothing on Frank Atkinson.
what perks? He almost never got to finish a meal before
if got cold. His phone rang non stop.He never shuned people wanting something. He worked 24/7/365. He never took a day off, a vacation or a sick day in over 30I years. So I state again he gave everything he had to the citizens of Hickman co.
I believe you are mistaking on the facts of the satellite card evidence. There was a trial hearing. Go to the Justice Ctr and check the court records.
Insider

Fayetteville, NC

#14 May 5, 2012
At no point was frank charged or even presented to the grand jury for any wrong doing because he dld none. Neither did Jerry and it will all shake out. How about
those officers accusing Jerry maybe the one who said no was to drunk to remember what happened.that's why the wrongful charges....
JUST PLUM CRAZY

Fairview, TN

#15 May 6, 2012
I believe Atkinson was told to resign and never seek an elected officer again or charges would be filed against him. Atkinson was the most crooked sheriff ever!!! Hickman county is a better place without him. As far as the other centerville officer goes, I believe there is video footage of the whole incident caught on tape. At the end of the day a guilty verdict will be handed down. Oh wait, Maybe not a guilty verdict (Casey Anthony)but we will all no he is guilty. If the system fails us, lets hope the shame will keep him from putting on another badge.
top dog

Nashville, TN

#16 May 7, 2012
get your facts right no body told frank any such crap. frank had announced his retirement well before this happened. jerry was not involved in
anything on any video.
wth

Batesburg, SC

#17 May 10, 2012
Jerry may have not been involved in anything IN the video, but he and his family made false accusations. The video proved the accusations were false.
In The Know

Nashville, TN

#18 May 10, 2012
Let see, how was it put?---'I didn't know it was against the law to have those ILLEGAL satelite cards'
Insider

Charlotte, NC

#19 May 10, 2012
Jerry never made any claim on that. Also common sense a man wearing a holster with his hand covering the top u would be stupid to think that there is no gun. besides they never claimed that he pointed the gun at them. just that he had 1 anyone who wears a holster has a gun close by it not in it
woodman

Portland, TN

#20 Jul 13, 2012
sheriff office is doing a great job even on drugs. more arrest ever even when frank and england as sheriff. even they arrest my son but they were doing their job. would you work for $13.00 a hour to get shot at and cussed. people like jerry needs to go home because he would not do his job. as on person said look at how many arrest he made in past 10 years

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