Man Shot and Killed in Shootout with Tennessee Police
Hendersonville Police Department Press Release
On June 27, 2022, Officer Ferrell of the Hendersonville Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop on a black minivan at the Vietnam Veterans Blvd. and West Main Street entrance. The vehicle fled from a traffic stop. The driver, Samuel Quinton Edwards (34), fired several shots at Officer Ferrell on the ramp to Vietnam Veterans Blvd. Officer Ferrell continued the pursuit southbound on Vietnam Veterans.
Hendersonville Police notified Metro Police as the pursuit entered Metro Nashville jurisdiction. Hendersonville Police backed off and maintained a visual of the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle exited onto Old Hickory Blvd. He again fired numerous shots at Officer Ferrell. A round fired by Edwards struck Officer Ferrell. He continued on Old Hickory Blvd after Officer Ferrell was injured by a round.
Hendersonville Police, Metro Police Department, Millersville Police Department. FBI Task Force, THP, and TBI. The investigation by each of the above jurisdictions working in unison led to Edwards being located in Louisville, KY. He engaged in a shootout with Kentucky State Police and Edwards is deceased.
A photograph of Edwards is attached to this release.
Officer Cameron Ferrell was hired by Hendersonville Police Department on June 28, 2021. He was shot one day prior to his one-year anniversary. Prior to his employment with Hendersonville Police Department he worked at Gallatin Police Department for several years. He currently works on the “B” detail (1430 hrs to 2300 hrs) and is a member of the Hendersonville SWAT team. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.
A photograph of Ferrell is attached to this release.
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