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Cop's Corner with Captain Cupp

Captain David G. Cupp

Captain Cupp is the daytime shift commander for the Bartlett Police Department. Each week Captain Cupp will provide citizens of Bartlett with information useful to Bartlett residents concerning traffic and public safety and little known facts about the Bartlett Police Department.

This week's topic:
Deer-Car Crashes

Did you know that Shelby County has the highest number of Deer-Car Crashes in Tennessee? Bartlett has a high Deer population “Within” the city limits. Deer are most active in the fall during the early morning and late evening hours. The city has posted Deer Crossing Signs in the high traffic areas so you will be more alert of their activity. As for the deer that don’t obey these signs we will need to drive a little slower in these areas and maybe with out headlights on bright so we can see the sides of the roadway ahead. It has been my experience that when you see one deer cross the road way in front of you there will probably be another one following. 

The Bartlett Police Department has several calls a week on Deer-Car Crashes during this time of the year.

Any Traffic Questions or Concerns feel free to contact me at my email address.
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Captain David G. Cupp, CFS
Bartlett Police Department