In show of support for the United States Armed Forces, Police Chief James Hambrick and Lt. Tyler Chandler jumped out of a perfectly good airplane with the renowned U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team. Both Mt. Juliet police leaders went skydiving with a member of the Golden Knights during the afternoon of Monday, April 24, 2017. Prior to the jump, Hambrick and Chandler underwent an introduction, training, and were fitted for jump suits.
U.S. Army Recruiting Company Nashville Commander Anita Brooks stated, “The purpose of this event is to recognize individuals in the community who represent the Army Values and create lasting partnerships to support both organizations. This event will allow community leaders to participate in a tandem jump with the Golden Knights, the U.S. Army Parachute Team.”
Hambrick and Chandler were nominated by the Nashville Recruiting Battalion. The event took place at Outlaw Field in Clarksville, and it was documented by many photos and videos that will be shared with the community.