Loretto Police Department

  • Agency: Loretto Police Department
  • Address: 415 N Military St, Loretto, 38469 TN
  • Chief: Bobby Joe Killen (Chief of Police)
Phone: 931-853-6797
Fax: 931-853-6798

Loretto Police Department is located at 415 N Military St, Loretto, 38469 TN. The Chief of Police of the department is Bobby Joe Killen. The Loretto Police Department phone number is 931-853-6797.

Loretto Police Department News

Ladies and gentlemen, meth:

Congrats to the Loretto Mustangs on being state bound once again! Also, Lyle Jones is off the Jumbotron in K-Town. Don't @ me. Edit: Also, the BasketVols are SEC Champs. Seriously, do not @ me.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lebanon Police Department and the family of Officer Joe Bowen. Officer Bowen was lost this morning in a traffic accident on his way home from work. He leaves behind a wife, 2 children, and a grieving family. Rest In Peace Joe, we’ll hold the line from here.


Day 2: It’s still raining. School is out. Dixon Branch continues to be unsafe to cross. We are unsure if the sun even exists anymore. Linda fashioned a raft out of her empty margarita mix bottles. She calls it S.S. Sobriety. Unfortunately, she assembled it in her living room. The official launch has been delayed. As far as we know everyone has done a good job thus far not crossing high water and requiring rescue. Let’s keep it up.

Dixon Branch as of 330 pm.

Current situation:

As of 0645 we’ve made the following observations: Most ditches are at or near capacity. North Main Street, north of Tommy Augustine Drive (where City Hall is) already has water standing on both sides of the road. This is due to tiles being buried, clogged, or no longer adequate for their location. Please use caution and slow down when traveling thru this area. Barricades may be placed later in the day depending on rainfall. Dixon Branch at the low water bridge is no longer passable and will be so for some time. (Picture below) We will continue to monitor the roads throughout the day. According to the radar we have received between 2.5 and 3 inches of rain so far. We are nowhere near the end of the forecasted rain. Finally, if you feel the need to drive around a barricade you will get a ticket. If you endanger the lives of our first responders you will get a ticket and a butt chewing along with public shaming on this Facebook page. Your mother follows this page. Do not disappoint your mother. TURN AROUND!!! DON’T DROWN!!!

The next two days:

Anyone know who this dog belongs to? It’s in the area of West Commerce and 3rd Ave. N in Loretto.

UPDATE: Buddy has returned home! Thanks for all the help and Mr. Reed sends his thanks for all the calls and texts! This is Buddy and he is missing. Buddy jumped out of his owners vehicle last night on Dixon Branch Road about half a mile outside of the city. He is a house dog and does not have a collar. His owner, Joe Reed, would appreciate any help in locating Buddy and has asked anyone who has seen him to call 806-486-7457.

Some good advice here.

The skywatchers are thinking it may get windy, wet, and loud tomorrow afternoon. Good chance of heavy rain and high winds along with a slight chance for the twisty sucky/blowy things. With all the rain we’ve had it’s not going to take long for the ditches and creeks to fill so turn around and don’t drown. Also could lose some trees with saturated ground and high winds. Last time we had a good rain Linda strapped her lawn chair and styrofoam cooler to her brother’s canoe and tried to ride the ditches to Hardee’s. Looked like Slim Pickens riding the nuke in Dr. Strangelove. Except instead of a cowboy hat she had two calico cats on her head, a 40 of PBR in her right hand, and the canoe rope in her left. Don’t be like Linda, she’s still on probation.

Gather round children, I’ve got a story to tell: Investigating crimes, especially property crimes, is never easy. Sometimes victims never know exactly what they are missing or even when it was taken. Most of the time the items that are stolen are untraceable and easily traded, sold, or disposed of. However, every now and then the clouds part and the good Lord looks down with sympathy upon our struggles. This last Friday was such a day. On Friday February 16th, our patrol officer received a call for a suspicious vehicle at Hardee's with two persons passed out inside. At just about the same time our chief received a call about some storage buildings that had been broken into on North Main Street. The business owner had surveillance video of a male and female using cutters to enter several units and remove items. The pair was seen leaving in a light colored, two door Ford Explorer. While the officer was speaking with the occupants of the vehicle the chief arrived. Doing his best Joe Kenda impression, the chief proclaimed, "well my, my, my, here is the vehicle I'm looking for." Low and behold, here in the parking lot of Hardee's, was the same light colored, two door Ford Explorer. Our patrol officer, who was already suspicious after speaking with the two occupants, got caught up on the other events and was able to obtain a confession. It would seem our out of town guests spent their early morning hours with some bolt cutters rummaging through other people’s belongings. In the law enforcement world we call this vandalism, burglary, and theft. I guess a thief just calls it shopping. Anyway, our intrepid law breakers were quickly recognized by deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department who were called to assist, as a pair who were wanted in connection with dozens of storage unit thefts in Lawrenceburg and Summertown. But the good news does not stop there. It seems this dynamic duo, by their own admission, are also responsible for burglaries in Wayne County, Giles County, and Town Creek Alabama. Oh, and officers also discovered a substance believed to be meth along with drug paraphernalia. So, we arrested William Joseph Mitchell and Stephanie DeAnn Ewing on six counts of burglary and vandalism along with possession of schedule II (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were booked into the Lawrence County Jail and their vehicle was towed to the Lawrence County Sheirff’s impound lot. Theft charges will be sought once victims have been notified and can identify their property. We’ve also reached out to the other agencies in hopes of helping them solve their crimes as well. The End.


Pretty much.

Thank you for the love this week Lawrence County. We sure do appreciate it.

On February 15th, 2018 Investigators with the Loretto Police Department, assisted by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, executed a search warrant at 2335 Hwy 43 South in Leoma. Inside the business/residence officers seized 1.5 lbs of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $55,000, approximately $1,400 in cash, 2.5 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a semi-automatic shotgun. Dominick Watts, 23 of Leoma, has been charged with possession of a firearm during a felony, sale of schedule II, possession of schedule II for resale, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Emily Price, 20 of Leoma, has been charged with possession of schedule II for resale, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jeremy Barginere, 28 of Muscle Shoals AL, has been charged with sale of schedule II and possession of schedule II for resale. All three are being held without bond at the Lawrence County Jail. We would like to thank the community for bringing this to our attention and their patience as we worked to address it. Loretto P.D.

Please join us at today at 3pm as we line North Military Street in Lawrenceburg to salute Jason as he comes home. Organizers are asking those who would like to participate to meet at Rotary Park. Lets support this family and department.

Sometimes it is best to just speak from the heart. Hero: (noun) a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. We, those in the emergency services, are often referred to as heroes although you’ll hardly ever hear us use the word. Our feats of courage can best be described as death defying, miraculous, or just plain dumb. However, we do not consider ourselves heroes. For us, that is an honor only for the bravest of the brave, the most courageous of those who risk life and limb for our fellow man. All too often it is reserved for those who make the ultimate sacrifice, the one who does not get to go home at the end of their shift. In John 15:13 we find not only a verse about sacrifice but an oath for all those that hold the Line: “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Last night, a true hero among us fought his last battle, he laid down his life for his friends and his community. He will be sorely missed. Jason Dickey can accurately be described as a teddy bear, until you make him mad. A friend, a husband, a brother, a son, and a loving father to four children with one still a few weeks from entering this world, he was the quintessential first responder. I met Jason in 2010 when I was hired full time at the Lawrenceburg Police Department and he at the Fire Department. Over the years we grew to be friends that shared hardships, emergency scenes, football parties, and most of all Sunday shift meals together. As our friendship grew so did the bond that everyone in emergency services shares. An unbreakable bond that transcends time, location, and occupation to bind people of a common purpose together. A true Brotherhood. In a small community such as Lawrence County the Brotherhood is small, the connections are close, and a loss is devastating. We are devastated. At a loss. Shattered. But we are a family. In the coming hours, days, weeks, and months we will rightly look to each other and the Lord for strength. As a family we will close ranks and support and love each other. WE WILL step up to the plate for this family and encourage, support, and provide for their needs. As a community we must do the same. Not only must we lift up this family in prayer, but we must also lift up the Lawrenceburg Fire Department along with our other first responders. Nothing less can be expected from a grateful, Godly community. Jason we love you. We miss you. We will hold the line from here. -903

UPDATE: CHILD HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS ALIVE. Our officers along with the Sheriffs Dept, St Joe PD, and multiple fire departments are on scene searching for this little boy. Please share and say a prayer for our first responders and the safe return of Colton.


We know it’s tempting, but you cannot put your children up for sale on the app letgo. This also includes your 76 cats, Linda.

So apparently there is smoke in town. Before you ask, we are not burning any confiscated items so that sudden Taco Bell craving is all on you. We are told this is a controlled burn coming from somewhere in Alabama. Dear Alabama, There “ain’t no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top”. So stop it. Sincerely, Southern Middle Tennessee

We got up at 0500 to see the “once in a lifetime Super Blue Moon Eclipse”. Couldn’t see crap thru our eclipse glasses though.