Three Cops Fired For Plotting Murder of Colleagues

If they'd just stuck with civilians ...


The discovery of a recorded conversation in which three Pigeon Forge police officers allegedly discussed killing their day shift colleagues all began after a young woman complained that one of the men was harassing her, authorities said Tuesday.

Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin fired Trinity R. Brown, Jefferson Thigpen and Michael L. Musgrove on Monday. Baldwin said Brown was hired in 1999, Thigpen in 2005 and Musgrove in 2009. None of the men could be reached for comment Tuesday.

During a news conference Tuesday, the chief said he presented the case to District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for investigation. According to Baldwin, federal authorities could not determine that a crime had been committed and decided charges would not be pursued.