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Nashville police chief has spent a career mentoring youths but couldn’t keep his son from trouble

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Police Chief John Drake has spent much of his career trying to steer young people away from crime. Inspired by mentors who helped him as a young man, Drake has tried to pay it forward. But sadly, he was unable to keep his own son out of trouble.  John C. Drake Jr. stands accused of shooting two police officers outside of a Dollar General store in the nearby city of La Vergne on Saturday afternoon. The 38-year-old was still the subject of a manhunt Monday, and police say they consider him to be armed and dangerous. Drake has said he is estranged from his son and that he needed to be held accountable for his actions.

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