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THP Trooper Placed On Administrative Leave

THP Trooper Placed On Administrative Leave

CREATED Feb 26, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A trooper with the Tennessee Highway Patrol has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a criminal investigation in Davidson County.

Sergeant Daniel Threet was placed on leave by officials with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, pending a criminal investigation being conducted by the Metro Nashville Police Department.

Little information was available about the investigation.

Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron said Threet was the subject of a "prostitution-related" investigation that began the first part of February. He said the case was open and active.

Details of investigation and potential charges were not released. 

The Department of Safety's Inspectional Services Bureau was also conducting an internal investigation to determine if Threet violated any THP policies.

The 45-year-old trooper was assigned to the THP Cookeville District as a midnight sergeant in Putnam County.  Officials said Threet has worked with the Department of Safety since 1993 and has been a sergeant with THP since May 2004.