‘Spencer Bristol Act’ passed to TN Senate Judiciary Committee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A bill dubbed the “Spencer Bristol Act” has been passed on to the Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Senate bill, sponsored by Senator Ferrell Haile, would increase the penalty for evading arrest that results in the serious bodily harm of a law enforcement officer.

The bill would make the crime a Class C Felony if the officer is injured and a Class A Felony if the officer dies.

Hendersonville Master Patrol Officer, Spencer Bristol was struck and killed by a car while pursuing a suspect on foot on I-65 December 30, 2019.

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