Police Week Ending With Tribute To RCSO Det. Beu

May 18, 2023 at 04:19 pm by WGNS


(MURFREESBORO)  As Police Week draws to a close, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jake Beu came home Thursday (5/18/2023) for his visitation at Franklin Road Baptist Church.

I-24 eastbound was shut-down between Briley Parkway in Nashville and Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro. From there the entourage traveled the approximate 1.5 miles on Franklin Rd. (State Highway 96) from I-24 to the visitation at Franklin Road Baptist Church.


Units from agencies across Middle Tennessee participated

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement officers and emergency responders will bring Detective Jake Beu home from a Nashville funeral home to lie in state Thursday (5/18/2023) afternoon in Murfreesboro.

Beu died in a traffic crash on Sunday, May 7, 2023. At that time, he was traveling to help the congregation at Franklin Road Baptist Church with traffic control and surveilance, something he does every Sunday. 

He was a narcotics detective and a former patrol corporal. Det. Beu served with the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Sheriff’s Office in 2017.

Deputies honored Beu starting at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville, traveling in a motorcade.

Interstate 24 was closed during the procession starting around noon from the Briley Parkway Exit 54 to the Old Fort Parkway/Franklin Road Exit 78A of Interstate 24.

Firefighters honored Beu during the procession, along with 50 police motorcycles, police cruisers and even a Metro Police helicopter hovered low above the procession.

La Vergne Fire Department draped an American flag over the Waldron Road overpass, Smyrna Fire Department flew Old Glory over the Rocky Fork Road overpass and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department draped a giant flag over the Medical Center Parkway overpass.

Visitation for Detective Jake Beu is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday at Franklin Road Baptist Church.  A Celebration of Life service will begin at noon on Friday (5/19/2023) followed by a procession from the church to Miller’s Cemetery in Christiana. 

Friday’s (5/19/2023) procession will travel onto Old Fort Parkway, to New Salem Highway to Veterans Boulevard to South Church Street to Shelbyville Highway and onto Highway 269 in Christiana to the cemetery.

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office thanks travelers in advance for the temporary road closures while memorializing the service Beu gave to his community as a veteran patrol deputy and detective.