NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 30-year-old Metro police field training officer was found dead Monday at his south Nashville home.
Metro police said it appears Andrew Nash died of natural causes during his sleep.
His body was found shortly after Noon by his father, retired Metro police Commander Bob Nash, at the home located in the 600 block of McMurray Drive off Edmonson Pike.
“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,” Metro police Chief Steve Anderson said in a statement. “The Nashville Police Department is a family. Our hearts are deeply saddened by Andy’s untimely passing.”
Officer Nash was a 2001 graduate of John Overton High School.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2003-2007 prior to joining the police department in December 2007.
He graduated second in his academy class.
Officer Nash was a member of the police department’s on-call SWAT team and was assigned to the south precinct’s afternoon patrol detail, where he assisted in the field training of new officers.
He was also a board member of the Andrew Jackson Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Funeral services for Nash will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25 at St. Edwards Church located at 1880 Thompson Lane.
A Noon reception will be held after the service at the Fraternal Order Police Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, tax deductible donations may be made to the Andrew Jackson Police Youth Camp in memory of Officer Nash.