Several officers promoted to supervisory roles

Several police officers with Metro Nashville’s Police Department, including two from precincts covering Antioch, are being promoted into supervisory roles.

Officer Samuel Tetterton

Officer Samuel Tetterton

Detective Samuel Tetterton, a 5-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to South Precinct Investigations. Detective Tetterton is being promoted to sergeant.

Also being promoted to sergeant is Officer Garret Blunier, a 6-year police department veteran. Currently assigned to the Hermitage Precinct, Officer Blunier holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University.

There are several other promotions that have been announced department wide.

Being promoted to lieutenant is Sergeant Robert Russell, a 14-year police department veteran who is presently leading a Madison Precinct Flex Unit.

The following officers are being promoted to

Officer Garret Blunier

Officer Garret Blunier

sergeant:

  • Detective Harrison Dooley, an 8-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to West Precinct Investigations.  Detective Dooley holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Citadel.
  • Detective Michael Hotz, a 6-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to the Specialized Investigations Division.  Detective Hotz holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Thomas A. Edison State College.
  • Officer William Hudson III, a 7-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to the Midtown Hills Precinct.  Officer Hudson holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Officer Jason Picanzo, a 6-year police department veteran who is presently assigned as a School Resource Officer at Hillsboro High School.  Officer Picanzo holds an Associate’s Degree from Nashville State Community College.
  • Detective Adam Read, a 9-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to the Specialized Investigations Division.
  • Officer James Smallwood, a 6-year police department veteran who is presently assigned to the Strategic Development Division.
  • Officer Warren Thomas, a 19-year police department veteran who is presently assigned as a School Resource Officer at Whites Creek High School.  Officer Thomas holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee State University.

We congratulate all officers and detectives on their promotions and are grateful for what they do for the community.