MPD welcomes officer back from deployment

Morristown police officer Jeff Coyne has returned from a deployment with the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Morristown police officer Jeff Coyne has come home.

On July 3, he returned to the police department after 15 months deployed as a tanker officer with the Tennessee Army National Guard.

“I’m glad to be home with family and back serving the citizens of Morristown,” said Coyne, who has been with the police department since 2016.

Coyne began his training in April of 2018 at Fort Irwin, California for Operation Atlantic Resolve. He then performed railhead operations to stage equipment for the operation in Bemowo Piskie, Poland, where his unit deployed in July of last year.

Coyne, who has been a member of the National Guard since 2015, currently serves as First Lieutenant of Gunslinger Troop, part of the 278th Armored Calvary Regiment.

Before that, he had been with the Army Reserves since 2011.

Last month, Morristown officer Zach Jones resumed his law enforcement duties after serving in the same operation with a different troop.

Morristown Police Chief Roger Overholt said, “We are very pleased to have these officers back with us. We understand the important role they have in protection of our country and are glad to support their efforts.”