TBI Investigates Shooting In County

Friday, 6 July 2018

Dr. Chester Falterman

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents are investigating the death of Dr. Chester J. Falterman at a gun range in Cannon County July 4th.
Dr. Falterman, a prominent cardiologist at St. Thomas Heart in Murfreesboro, was apparently the victim of gunfire. 
Circumstances of the shooting have not yet been released. But investigators said the incident does not involve foul play. 
An employee at the OK Corral Shooting Range referred all questions to the sheriff’s department. The sheriff’s department referred calls to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Gordon Ferguson, CEO of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital released the following statement: 
“The community of Saint Thomas Health is deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Dr. Chester J. Falterman, Cardiologist with Saint Thomas Heart.  Dr. Falterman came to the Rutherford County Community in December of 2008, to help his colleague, Dr. Britt Mioton, build the Saint Thomas Heart location in Murfreesboro. Dr. Falterman was a hard-working and compassionate physician who will be greatly missed, and we are grateful for the compassionate care he provided our patients for many years.
Our sincerest condolences are with his family, friends, patients, and fellow associates during this time.”