Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – The public is invited to attend a brief service tomorrow that will honor the sacrifices of Sgt. Jerry Mundy, Deputy John Musice, and the officers who were tragically targeted in Dallas. The service will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Mt. Juliet Police Headquarters, located at 1019 Charlie Daniels Parkway.
Mt. Juliet area clergy members will lead the brief service and show of solidarity in front of police headquarters. The service will honor and remember Mt. Juliet Sergeant Mundy and Wilson County Deputy Musice, who were killed in the line of duty on July 9, 2003. In addition, the service will honor members of law enforcement who lost their lives during the Dallas attack.
Message from Police Chief James Hambrick:
To the Mt. Juliet community and our visitors,
We are all devastated by the tragic events across our nation, and words cannot begin to properly express how heavy our hearts are. These tragedies will have a lasting impact on so many families, children, friends, co-workers, and communities. There is never justification for taking innocent lives, and our communities must come together during these moments and unite so we can strengthen peace in our nation. Tomorrow, our community will come together to pray that comfort, peace, and unity will come to everyone impacted by such events.
Every member of the Mt. Juliet Police Department is blessed to serve such a supportive community. They are the most dedicated law enforcement officers and staff that I know, and each of them work so hard to gain and maintain the community’s trust in treating everyone with respect and the utmost dignity. Please pray for their safety as they put on their uniform, put their lives on the line, and make the sacrifices they do to keep us safe every day.
Our department is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from everyone, who are showing their support for law enforcement as a response to the awful, heartbreaking tragedy in Dallas. The support has been tremendous, and it continues to encourage the officers who selflessly protect Mt. Juliet every day. We are all very appreciative for the support and many acts of kindness. We are all honored to serve Mt. Juliet and its visitors.
Thank you for your overwhelming support and allowing us to serve you,
James A. Hambrick, PhD.