Metro Police Officer Found Deceased Inside Home

Metro Police Officer Found Deceased Inside Home

CREATED Apr 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Metro Nashville police officer was found deceased inside his home Monday afternoon.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 30-year-old Andrew Nash, a South Precinct Field Training Officer, was found just after 12 p.m. inside his home.

Police said he died of apparent natural causes.

Officer Nash was the son of retired East Precinct Commander Bob Nash. His body was discovered by his father, who went to check on him after being unable to reach him earlier in the day.

"Officer Nash was an extremely well-liked and respected officer who was carrying on his father's fine tradition of service to Nashville and its citizens," Chief Steve Anderson said. "The Nashville Police Department is a family. Our hearts are deeply saddened by Andy's untimely passing."

He was a 2001 graduate of John Overton High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years prior to joining the police department in December 2007.