Mayer-elect Barry attends ‘safe surrender’ event; 86 surrender

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro Nashville Police Department’s two-day “Fugitive Safe Surrender” event continued on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in North Nashville.

The event is designed to help non-violent offenders with outstanding arrest warrants easily and safely surrender to authorities.

Judges and attorneys were on-hand to streamline the process.

Most suspects were released after completing the booking process on site.

Metro police said 86 suspects surrendered in the two day event.

Also happening at the church was MNPD’s “Gift Cards for Guns” program.

Davidson County residents were able to surrender unwanted guns in exchange for a $50 dollar gift certificate to MAPCO.

Mayor-elect Megan Barry came to both events and greeted police and volunteers.

“I’m here today because this is such an important part of being able to help people get their lives back on track. The fact that this church has opened their doors, and the police force has come down, and we have judges helping people work through their issues, and take guns of the street, is critical for Nashville,”  Berry said.

A total of 61 guns were exchanged in the event.

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