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Rutherford County
Sheriff's Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 898-7720

Cold Case Detective – Major Bill Sharp

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Major Bill Sharp was promoted to major over Criminal Investigations Division in 2012.

He started his law enforcement career with Woodbury Police Department in 1991 and transferred to Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office in July 1993. He served in the Patrol Division for three years before being promoted to detective in 1996.

Major Sharp has been a supervisor in CID, Narcotics, and Criminal Warrants divisions. He returned to CID as a lieutenant in July 2007 to oversee and investigate Cold Case Homicides and other felonies.

Photo of Bill Sharp by a river bank

He earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992. Sharp graduated from the 234th session of the FBI National Academy in September 2008 and graduated Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command Class #332 in 2012.

Sharp teaches cold case homicide investigations, basic investigations, report writing, and forensic investigations classes to law enforcement and civilians.

Major Sharp and Detective Dan Goodwin arrested subjects for six murders and one kidnapping committed between 1979 and 1994. All but two of those subjects have been convicted at trial or entered guilty pleas, with two cases pending.

In his spare time, Major Sharp enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office
Criminal Investigations Cold Case Unit
(615) 904-3015
(615) 533-1957

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