MPD Officer Death Investigation

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29-year old Murfreesboro Police Officer Derek Quakir was found deceased in his Murfreesboro residence Tuesday (6/18/2019) afternoon.

Public Information Officer Larry Flowers tells NewsRadio WGNS the TBI has been asked to investigate the death of the Officer Quakir. The request for the TBI's involvement came at the request of Chief Michael Bowen and District Attorney General Jennings Jones.

Flowers adds a preliminary investigation did not reveal signs of foul play.

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FROM MURFREESBORO POLICE

It is with deep sorrow to report that a Murfreesboro Police Officer was found deceased at his Murfreesboro residence this (Tuesday) afternoon.

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At the request of Police Chief Michael Bowen and District Attorney General Jennings Jones, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) has been asked to investigate this death.

The preliminary investigation does not show signs of foul play.

The identity of the officer is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Any additional further information will come from the TBI.

NOTE: NewsRadio WGNS chose not to release the officer's name until the next day, to assure that family members were notified.

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