LoJack® System Helps Tennessee Highway Patrol Recover Stolen John Deere Gator

  • January 22, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2013 John Deere Gator contacted the Memphis Police Department in Memphis, Tennessee, to report that their vehicle was stolen from a job site in Memphis.

The Memphis PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2013 John Deere Gator.

While on a separate mission, a Tennessee Highway Patrol Helicopter picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2013 John Deere Gator with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the trooper tracked the Gator to the 9000 Block of Bethel Road in Millington, Tennessee. Ground support was called and personnel from the Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene. Using the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in their vehicles they were able to locate the Gator in a garage at a residence.

The John Deere Gator was impounded at the scene and transported to the Tennessee Highway Patrol Impound Facility in Memphis for further investigation.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2013 John Deere Gator on February 2014 as a Commercial Install.