Protesters and Metro Nashville Police scuffle on top of a police car outside Central Precinct  in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday, May 30, 2020 after the “I Will Breathe” rally to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day.

Heather Legieza, widow of Brentwood police officer Destin Legieza, clutches a flag following her husband’s funeral at Clearview Baptist Church.

Rescue workers free Bill and Shirley Wallace from their Barrett Drive home that collapsed, trapping them under rubble. Shirley was taken for medical attention after a tornado ripped through their neighborhood in Mt. Juliet,TN.

A female inmate waits in a booking cell for another space to be open in the main area of the Wilson County jail because of overcrowded.

Rachel and Olivia Albritton cry as they welcome their father Scott back from his tour in the Middle East. Their mother, Chelle, cries right along with them as she watches the event in the background at right.

Rhonda Petty implores firefighters to search for her Jack Russell Terrier that was in her apartment when the fire broke out.
The Nashville Fire Department says electrical wiring failure is to blame for a two-alarm fire at a Madison apartment complex that displaced more than three dozen residents amid below-freezing conditions.

Even after losing his right leg in a shark attack last summer, Craig Hutto is back in the water practicing his swimming at the Jimmy Floyd Center in  in  Lebanon. Craig hopes to join his brothers in a triathlon in California.

A house burns as firefighters struggle to get water to the scene on Shadow Lane in Mt. Juliet. Although the home is only a couple of miles from a fire station there isn't a hydrant within hose reach and water had to be brought in to battle the blaze.

Madison Hammock, 4, stays close to her great-grandmother Connie Ketzner as Ketznerr talks with visitors.
Fiddler's Annex in Smithville is a one-of-a-kind apartment complex designed for elderly grandparents who are raising young grandchildren. This is known as a "relative caregiver" arrangement, which is done through DCS when children are removed from their parents' care. Fiddler's Annex is the only apartment complex (8 units) of its kind in America

Scotlund Haisley Dir. of Emergency Services for the Humane Society of the United States, returns the love given by his new friend  "Jackson" at the State Fairgrounds. Haisley was taken with "Jackson" the first day they met at the Cannon County farm where the horse was rescued. "He just came up and laid his head on my shoulder. I was toast". Haisley said.
More than 80 horses and three mules are recuperating after being found hungry and ill on a Cannon County Farm.

A Metro police officer tears up as he stands at the casket of fallen Officer Eric Mumaw during the memorial service Monday at Cornerstone Church in Madison. Mumaw died during a water rescue last week.

With one fan already running in this bedroom, Helen Benjamin reaches to turn on the ceiling fan after opening the windows to let her house "air out" after flooding caused  by Hurricane Harvey.

Tim Holmes of Station 9 is overcome with emotion as he helps unveil a new statue that is a memorial to all Nashville firefighters and EMS personnel who have died in the line of duty. "You never really think about it until a day like today" Holmes said.

Kylene James, 24, has her mattress on the floor instead of a bunk because of overcrowding at the Putnam County Jail.
When asked how it made her feel to be sleeping on the floor she said "It's like they don't care. They don't care what happens to us here."
Tennessee jails are bursting at the seams because they're having to house state prisoners. Some are at 300%+ capacity.

Annetta Bryant  gets and gives a hug to her son Calvin Bryant who was sentenced to 17 years for a low-level drug offense but was released Wednesday after a campaign that highlighted the racial biases that led to his lengthy prison term.

Standing beside her overturned late model Toyota 4runner, Carolyn Tucker looks over her other possessions that are strewn over her backyard after a violent storm ripped the roof off her house and caused extensive damage.

Tears flow down the cheeks of Shaundell Brooks, mother of Waffle House mass shooting victim Akilah DaSilva, as the casket is closed at his funeral at the Olive Branch Church.

Jatabya Groves cries as she recalls some of the treatment her sons have endured at Metro Public Schools including exclusionary discipline (suspensions, etc.)

In May 2010, Nashville was brought to its knees by a flood the likes of which it had never known. Lives were lost and homes were ruined, but Nashville rose above the tragedy.

Approximately 125 vehicles, including 20 tractor-trailers, smashed into each other in thick fog on Interstate 75 south of Chattanooga, Thursday morning, killing at least 4 people and injuring at least 39 others. Traffic was rerouted off the interstate causing delays for motorists.

Bill and Shirley Wallace tearfully hug tightly as they return to the house where they were trapped when it fell on them during the tornado in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
They escaped with the help of neighbors from the small hole in the rubble just to the right of where they are standing.
"There was a higher being than us with us the whole time." Bill said.

Shirley Pruett wipes her eyes as she recounts the events of the night the tornado ripped apart her home in Gibson County. With the walls gone,  "the dog is so scared he won't go in even when it’s raining" she said.

Wilma Tucker kisses goodbye the headstone of her husband Johnny after she and her daughter Jan McIllwain had finished their visit of sitting on his grave site before the Memorial Day service at Middle Tennessee State Veterans' Cemetery on McCrory Lane

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