Byron Boelter

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Service Record

Agency Metropolitan Nashville Tennessee Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in 2005.[1]
Salary $65,992 (2019)[2]
Last Known Status Administrative duty[1]

Incident Reports

2016 Use of Force

Department Response

In 2016, Boelter was suspended for three days for violating the department's use of force policy.[1]

2021 Shooting of Rod Reed

On December 6, 2021, Reed was involved in a vehicle accident and was gathering his possessions from the disabled car. Boelter arrived, saw Reed reach for a gun on the dashboard, and shot him. Reed was shot in the leg.[1]

The incident was captured on Boelter's body-worn camera.[3]

Department Response

Boelter was placed on administrative duty.[1]

Legal Action

2022 Assault by Student

On March 28, 2022, Boelter was assaulted by a 15-year-old student at a local high school. Boelter used pepper spray to escape the student's headlock.[4]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: bad
Protect & Serve rating: neutral
Individual Rights rating: bad
Accountability and Integrity rating: neutral
Off Duty rating: neutral
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