Funeral to be held for THP sergeant killed in motorcycle crash

Allan Brenneis (Courtesy: Tennessee Highway Patrol)

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A funeral will be held Wednesday for the longtime sergeant with the Tennessee Highway Patrol who recently died of his injuries after a crash.

Sgt. Allan Brenneis was off duty when he crashed last week in Dickson County.

Visitation for Brenneis will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hermitage Memorial Gardens and on Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. His funeral will immediately follow.

“Words can’t express how I’m feeling,” tweeted Col. Tracy Trott. “Allen wasn’t just part of THP, he was family. This has created a void in our hearts that may never fill.”

Brenneis was a 28-year veteran of the THP and founding member of the department’s prestigious critical incident response team, which reconstructs complex accidents using CSI-type technology.