Murfreesboro Police to Continue Leading Funeral Processions, but More MPD Officers Needed

Sep 20, 2021 at 09:37 am by WGNS

Over the past 20-years, the City of Murfreesboro has heard from citizens, experts and more on what to do about the police department escorting funerals processions through the city. Of course, as the city grows, so do the number of funerals.

Mayor Shane McFarland told WGNS that the service will continue…


If a call for emergency arises before or during the funeral procession…

The Mayor said the city police department is in need of at least 39-more officers and recruitment is underway, which will help with escorting funeral processions and more.

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