Destin Scott Legieza, 30, of Spring Hill, passed away June 18, 2020 from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.
Mr. Legieza graduated from Franklin High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. His career in law enforcement started in Athens, Georgia, and he was hired with the Brentwood Police Department on Feb. 16, 2015. He graduated from Tennessee Law Enforcement Transition Academy on March 19, 2015.
Destin was a dedicated officer and was selected as a crime scene tech on March 16, 2016. From there, he was selected as an FTO on Oct. 11, 2017, and recently, he was selected for CIT, but not yet attended training due to his untimely passing.
His accolades included being selected as Officer of the Year in 2016 from the Brentwood Morning Rotary Club. He received the Chief’s Sheep Dog Award for outstanding police work and cooperation among law enforcement agencies in 2017. Destin will be posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Medal of Valor.
Destin had a true passion for sports, but his favorite was the Tennessee Titans, of whom he had been a fan since the inception of the team in Nashville.
Destin was a true patriot and will be sadly missed by his brothers and sisters in law enforcement and his loving family.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Joe and Lorene Ray.
He is survived by his wife, Heather Legieza of Franklin; mother, Julie (Bob) Walls of Franklin; father, Scott Legieza of Franklin; grandparents, Jim and Joyce Legieza of Brentwood; brother, Seth Legieza of Franklin; stepbrothers, B.J. (Brittany) Walls of Dickson, Hunter Walls of Centerville, Tennessee and Ethan Walls of Venice, Florida; aunt, Jennifer (Blake) Taylor; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dan and Annette Dolzen of Franklin; brother-in-law, Justin Dolzen of Nashville; beloved pet, Titan; and other loving family members.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at ClearView Baptist Church, and visitation will be 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at ClearView Baptist Church, located at 537 Franklin Road in Franklin.
Pallbearers will be Terry Hogan, Brent Rowsey, Tim Finney, Aaron Purneda, Brian O’Neill, Scott Williams, Chris Woodard, Chris Wilson and Jim Colvin.
Memorials may be made to Special Olympics of Tennessee, 461 Craighead St., Nashville, TN 37204 in Destin’s memory.
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615 794-2289 williamsonmemorial.com