Coopertown force has had its troubles
By CLAY CAREY
Keith Ray's career as a state trooper ended after a former lover claimed the 28-year-old trooper, furious over their break-up, tried to poison her and threatened to spread nude photos of her. The accusations were enough to cost Ray his state job with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, but he is still patrolling streets — in a different uniform. Ray started work as a patrolman with the Coopertown Police Department three months after his last day as a trooper... Ray was up-front about his June 28 THP firing, Coopertown police Chief Bill Rush said.