COLLIERVILLE, Tennessee — UPDATE: 9/1/2021: A Collierville police officer who was injured after being dragged about 300 feet during a traffic stop in January has returned to work. The Collierville Police Department gave the update September 1 on Facebook. They said Officer Rachel Tigner was back to full duty.
Two officers with the Collierville Police Department have taken “to protect and serve” to the next level.
During a traffic stop on Houston Levee near Highway 385 in January, Officer Rachel Tigner and Officer Jacqueline Conlan were dragged by the suspect who tried to drive away. Officers Tigner and Conlan, who were dragged about 300 yards by the speeding car, were seriously injured and were hospitalized. The driver finally crashed on Houston Levee and Shelby Drive.
Monday, both officers received Purple Heart awards for the extensive injuries they received while on duty. Also, for their actions, both officers also received a State of Tennessee proclamation, with the help from Tennessee State Rep. Kevin Vaughan’s office.