TN Trooper Dies

TN Trooper Dies

By Paige Hill

Published: Jan. 30, 2022 at 1:17 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 30, 2022 at 5:01 PM EST

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol announced the loss of of one its beloved Greene County troopers.

Trooper Vince Mullins, 54, passed away Friday morning at Johnson City Medical Center, his obituary confirmed. While serving for THP, he was assigned to the Greene County Scales Complex in the Fall Branch District.

A veteran who served in the US Army for over six years, was a proud state trooper who won Trooper of the Year in both 2013 and 2016. In his free time, Trooper Mullins enjoyed spending time with his family and dogs, named Sophie, Copper, Luna and Rook.

The devoted husband, son, father, and grandfather loved working on cars and riding motorcycles with his dad and wife.

“Please keep his family, friends, & fellow Troopers in your thoughts and prayers,” THP Fall Branch wrote. “Trooper Mullins had the biggest smile and superior knowledge in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.”

Several other agencies and officials shared their condolences online following the news.

“May God bless and keep us safe until we meet again,” THP Knoxville tweeted.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Trooper Mullins and his fellow Troopers at THP,” Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office wrote.

“He was known for his tenacity to keep the roads safe putting drunk drivers in jail,” Greene County Circuit Court Clerk Chris Shepard posted to Facebook. “Who knows, he may have saved one of our lives by getting an impaired driver off the road one of those nights.”

The Mullins family are set to receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home. The funeral home has asked all who plan to join the procession to arrive at 10:00 a.m.