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Torch Run Leadership

These officers and staff fall under the leadership of the Torch Run State Council, which is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the Torch Run. The Director is assisted by the Torch Run State Council, which provides long-term direction for the Torch Run movement in Tennessee.

See below for the Current Tennessee Law Enforcement Torch Run State Council.

Current Leadership

State Council

Major Timothy Spicer

Tennessee Highway Patrol

Captain Travis Plotzer

Tennessee Highway Patrol

Officer Rio Hannah

West TN Regional Manager
Memphis Police Department, Retired

Sgt Sam Davidson

Middle TN Regional Manager
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

Captain Stacey Heatherly

East TN Regional Manager
Tennessee Highway Patrol

Captain Liane Wilson

Clarksville Police Department

Chief Richard Hickey

Brentwood Police Department

Captain Leshuan Oliver

Vanderbilt University Police Department

Assistant Chief Jim Colvin

Brentwood Police Department

Captain Jason Proctor

Metro Nashville Police Department

Investigator Patrice Schermerhorn

Hamilton County Medical Examiners Office

Officer Brittney Whitson

Johnson City Police Department

Sgt Dean Ray

Knoxville Police Department

Special Agent Brian Reynolds

Office of Homeland Security

Alex Hannah

West Tennessee Athlete Ambassador

Katy Pendergrass

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Emily Cage

Middle Tennessee Athlete Ambassador

Emanuel Costellow

East Tennessee Athlete Ambassador

Brandon Johnson

Area Director Ambassador
Campbell, Morgan & Scott Counties

Lisa Taylor

Special Olympics Tennessee
Greater Memphis Area Director