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Woman Gets 12 Years for Death of Nashville Officer During Suicide Attempt

June 13, 2018  | 

Officer Eric Mumaw drowned trying to rescue a suicidal woman. (Photo: Metro Nashville PD)
Officer Eric Mumaw drowned trying to rescue a suicidal woman. (Photo: Metro Nashville PD)

A woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide by intoxication in the death of a Metropolitan Nashville Police officer.

Juli Glisson pleaded guilty Tuesday to the charge in the death of Officer Eric Mumaw, who died while trying to save her life. A judge sentenced her to serve 12 years in prison, the top sentence in that range. Other charges were dropped and Glisson won't be able to drive for 10 years. 

In February 2017, police say Glisson was parked at the bottom of a boat ramp at the water's edge with her foot on the brake. Officers tried talking to her, and at one point police say Glisson asked what would happen if she drove into the water. Officers told her they'd have to save her, and that's when she put her car in drive, dragging Mumaw into the Cumberland River where he drowned.

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Jon Retired LEO @ 6/13/2018 5:10 PM

She got the sentence that she deserved or I might say the toughest one that they could hand out by law. Now if some liberal doesn't pardon her maybe she will serve her sentence.

Grey Bear @ 6/14/2018 6:44 AM

Sadly, it appears that Officer Mumaw died doing what we've all been called upon to do far too many times; save someone from themselves. I'm sorry to sound so calloused, but seriously, if you've decided to off yourself, well, I don't see that as a good decision (at least for the majority) but, just do what you have to do and don't involve the rest of us. Rest in Peace Officer Mumaw, you died doing your best. As for Ms. Glisson, I hope she enjoys her 'down time'.

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