The tragic "Knock on the Door" by a police officer in Tennessee

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On Thursday, September 7, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO) released video commentary called "Knock at the Door Discussed" to inform Tennesseans on the purpose of "Knock at the Door," a recent public service announcement distributed by the THSO. This video (ABOVE) commentary explains the significance of death notification and the need for change in driver behavior.

See the actual public service video below:


According to the Tennessee Integrated Traffic Analysis Network (TITAN), there have been 692 traffic fatalities on Tennessee roadways in 2017. This time last year, that number was 682.


"Every traffic fatality means that a death notification will be delivered to a family who is not expecting to lose a loved one," said THSO Director Vic Donoho. "In order to change driver behavior and prevent future fatalities, I believe it's important to educate Tennesseans about death notification. We hope that if people understand the gravity of this, then they will choose to make better decisions behind the wheel."

The "Knock at the Door Discussed" video commentary includes contributions from the following:

  • Commissioner David W. Purkey, Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Director Vic Donoho, Tennessee Highway Safety Office
  • Sheriff Terry Ashe (retired), Executive Director of the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association
  • Ransom Evans, main actor of "Knock at the Door" and former law enforcement officer
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