2 men charged with reckless homicide in death of Hendersonville Officer Spencer Bristol


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two men have been charged in the death of a Hendersonville officer killed during a pursuit into Goodlettsville last week.

Metro police said Kevin Jordan and Emani Martin, both 19 years old, were charged Thursday with reckless homicide.

Kevin Jordan & Emani Martin
Kevin Jordan & Emani Martin (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol chased a vehicle from Hendersonville into the Goodlettsville area on the night of Dec. 30.

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When the suspect’s vehicle struck another vehicle on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard at I-65 South, investigators said Jordan, the driver of the car, was immediately arrested.

Martin, a passenger, reportedly fled the car and ran across the interstate toward the Rivergate area. Officer Bristol chased after him on foot and was struck by an oncoming car, troopers said.

Spencer Bristol
Master Patrol Officer Spencer Bristol (Courtesy: Hendersonville Police Department)

Officer Bristol was transported to Tristar Skyline Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

The 31-year-old, a United States Navy veteran, is survived by his wife and three-year-old daughter.

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