THP Morton Honored 

Trooper Daniel Morton (Of Loudon County) received the Knoxville District’s Trooper of the Year honors. Mr. Morton, a four-year veteran of the THP, serves as a Criminal Interdiction Enforcement trooper assigned to Loudon County.

His efforts have resulted in numerous felony arrests and the seizure of large quantities of drugs, including crystal meth, oxycodone, methadone, marijuana and cocaine. Trooper Morton has also found and confiscated vehicles, weapons and money during his traffic stops. His dedicated patrol on the roads has also led to ongoing federal investigations. Trooper Morton’s sense of duty proved exemplary after he saved the life of an elderly woman who collapsed at church.

The announcement was made during a special ceremony at the THP Training Center located in Nashville on Friday, February 18th.

“These men and women represent the long-standing achievements of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and its unwavering commitment to protect the citizens of this great state,” said Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons. “We celebrate their bravery, honor their dedication, and thank them for being true public servants for the state of Tennessee.”

“Tennessee State Troopers like those honored today represent a proud tradition of service dating back to 1929,” said THP Colonel Tracy Trott. “The Troopers recognized today are examples of the everyday heroism and courage exemplified by the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s professionalism and dedication to service and safety.”