Chief Danny Chapman of the Jacksboro Police Department in Tennessee sadly reports the death of Detective Mike Starrett.

Detective Starrett, was responding to an injury traffic crash. Authorities later learned that a father and his son were killed. Detective Starrett headed toward the crash scene in his unmarked patrol unit with emergency light and siren activated. Another vehicle failed to yield the right of way and struck his vehicle.   Detective Starrett sustained multiple fractures on the entire left side of his body

He was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he underwent several surgeries before passing away approximately a week after his crash.

Detective Starrett served the Jacksboro Police Department for 16 years and is survived by his wife.

Detective Michael Starrett-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Friday, January 30, 2015.

Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow

To learn more:

https://www.odmp.org/officer/22359-detective-michael-starrett

http://www.local8now.com/home/headlines/Jacksboro-officer-injured-in-wreck-passes-away–290405811.html\

http://wate.com/2015/01/30/jacksboro-detective-dies-one-week-after-head-on-crash/