Metro’s Officer of the Year Attacked While Making Arrest

News Channel 5, April 12, 2016

The 2015 Metro Nashville Police Officer of the Year was injured while trying to make an arrest in east Nashville.

Officer Matthew Cammarn responded to a shots fired and domestic call Tuesday evening at James A. Cayce Homes.

When he arrived, he witnessed 22-year-old Brian Shannon reportedly assault a female. Cammarn intervened and wrestled Shannon to the ground while a group of men started hitting the officer over the head.


Officer Cammarn was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center but was released Wednesday morning.


Cammarn was named Metro Nashville’s Officer of the Year in 2015 for saving the life of a 17-year-old gunshot victim on North¬†8th Street.

This was the same area where an officer was stabbed Monday night while trying to break up a fight.



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