Toy Fuson, heroic Nashville FBI agent, dies at 91

Toy Fuson
Toy Fuson, R, accepting an award for his heroic efforts in the 2002 Brentwood bank robbery.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent credited with saving the lives of several officers during the 2002 fatal bank robbery has died.

Toy Fuson
Fuson passed away after he had a stroke Monday.

Family members told News 2 that Toy Fuson suffered a stroke Monday and was found dead. He was 91 years old.

Fuson was best known for his quick-thinking during a Bank of America robbery in Brentwood that ended in a shootout and chase.

He was honored for his bravery that day after he positioned himself between the robber and called 911 for help.

Also among his notable accomplishments, Fuson led the 1978 investigation that resulted in the arrest of former Governor Ray Blanton for the pardons for profit scandal.

Agent Fuson was in charge of the Nashville branch of the FBI after serving 16 years in New York City.

He also served as a broker for Crye Lyke Realtors for many years in Williamson County.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Brentwood Funeral Home. Fuson will be buried in a private ceremony in Dekalb County on Wednesday.

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