City and county officials, as well as the public, came out to honor two fallen heroes of Wilson County.
Two wreaths were laid at the Jerry A. Mundy Memorial at Charlie Daniels Park to honor the 10th anniversary of Sergeant Jerry A. Mundy and Deputy John Musice losing their lives in the line of duty.
“That was probably one of the most sad days in this county,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan. “They are gone but definitely not forgotten.
Mayor Ed Hagerty remembered Mundy as a fighter for what was right, often pushing Hagerty during budget time to improve the police department. He said that he pushed to get better police cars, and increased pay.
“He said ‘leave me out of it, you need to pay the patrolmen more,” said Hagerty.
Hagerty said he was right, and would always fight for what was right in the department.
“We need to lift up our police officers and show our appreciation for them,” said Hagerty.
Mundy and Musice were killed while trying to place stop sticks near exit 226 on I-40 on July 9, 2003. Two females had led police on a chase through eastern Tennessee. The driver of the car, Fallon Tallent, was convicted on two counts of first degree murder and received two life sentences.