TN: Trooper on leave after possible hunting violations
November 25, 2013
Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security officials
have placed a Tennessee State Trooper assigned to the Lawrenceburg
District on discretionary leave with pay pending an investigation by
the departmentís Inspectional Services Bureau.
investigation stems from a criminal investigation by the Tennessee
Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) into possible hunting violations.
TWRA agents are investigating an incident on November 19 in
which Trooper Barry Qualls allegedly shot and killed a deer on a
46-acre privately owned tract of land located on Highway 64 West in
The departmentís internal investigation
focuses on whether Qualls violated Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP)
policies and procedures during this alleged incident. All
departmental equipment including weapons, badges and commission card
were secured pending the investigation.
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