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Our Tribute To Wilson County’s Finest

13 years ago today, 2 of Wilson County’s finest were killed in the line of duty.  This is a small tribute to the huge sacrifice that Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputy John Wayne Musice and Mt. Juliet Police Sgt Jerry Alton Mundy  made on July 9th, 2003.

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Deputy Musice and Sergeant Jerry Mundy, of the Mount Juliet Police Department, were struck and killed by a vehicle being pursued by officers on I-40.

The chase had originally gone through Marysville and Knoxville, but officers called off the pursuit and notified other agencies along the highway. When the vehicle entered Wilson County, officers resumed the pursuit again at speeds reaching 140 mph. The vehicle struck Deputy Musice and Sergeant Mundy as they attempted to lay down stop sticks near exit 226.

The two female occupants of the fleeing vehicle were injured in the incident and taken into custody at a local hospital

On June 30, 2004, the driver of the car was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and received two life sentences.

Deputy Musice had been employed with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department for 15 years, and is survived by his wife, six children, and 12 grandchildren.

Sergeant Mundy had been employed with the Mount Juliet Police Department for 15 years, and is survived by his wife, parents, four children, two sisters, and brother.

The Past

When the Wilson Radio League was founded in December 2014, our website had an “Updates” page where our posts went.  We didn’t really know what it would be used for, as we were very much still hammering out details of both our goals and website. I believe that the creation of this page was brought on by our then Vice President, Jacob (W4JZE).

Fast forward several months to June of 2015.  Our few but dedicated members were working hard to grow the organization, trying out new ideas and researching ways to make a modern and appealing radio club. One of the steps taken was to locate a more public meeting place at Cumberland University.  Our President, Nicholas (KK4UTQ) was responsible for this feat.

At roughly the same time that our meeting space was approved, I stumbled upon this article by K9JY.  Weather you agree with this article or not, it gave our then Net Manager and Webmaster, Noah (N4OAH) an inspiration.  We needed a way to easily display the fact that we are an active and diverse group, taking full advantage of the technology at our disposal. The “Updates” tab was changed to read “WCRL News” and it’s first post was made on June 9, announcing our new meeting location.IMG_8868

After Field Day 2015 Noah (N4OAH) approached Jeremy (N7VXX) about becoming our Public Information Officer.  Jeremy’s first post was about Field Day (linked to above).

Stay tuned for a follow up post about the WCRL News on June 9th!!!

–N4OAH

National Police Week

Similar to what we did during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we would like to post in honor of National Police Week (Also known as National Police Officers Memorial Week) to thank all of those both currently and in the past who make law enforcement their career.

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As a service minded organization, the Wilson County Radio League appreciates the sacrifices LEO’s make every day to help keep the community safe.  National Police Week is a small tribute to the work these men and women do every day of the year.

To see what our agencies in Wilson County are doing to commemorate the week, check out the WCSO Facebook page.

To learn more about National Police Week, check out PoliceWeek.org.