Hendersonville’s 167-home Baird Farm to name roads after fallen officers

A future neighborhood with a preliminary plan approved in Hendersonville will also be where roads will be named for the city’s five fallen police officers.

Baird Farm is approved for 167 homes on about 96 acres on the east side of Norman Way and Fountain Brooke Drive, south of Anderson Road.

Single-family homes will include side-entry garages with lots at around 15,000 square feet. Home exteriors are expected to be mostly brick and Hardie board, said Koby DuMont, division president with SH Residential.

Spencer Bristol

Baird Farm will include seven new roads. Five roads will be named for the fallen police officers. The roads are:

  • Bristol Road: Named for Spencer Bristol, a master patrol officer who died after being involved in a foot pursuit where Interstate 65 and Vietnam Veterans Boulevard meet when a suspect jumped out of a vehicle in December 2019. Bristol was struck by another vehicle coming down I-65.
  • Bandy Lane: Named for Richard Bandy, a sergeant who died in January 1980. Bandy was involved in a roadblock trying to stop a fleeing individual on a motorcycle and was hit.
  • Gammons Road: Named for James Gammons, a reserve officer who died in July 1974. Gammons was involved in a foot chase of a suspect and had a heart attack.
  • Sadek Lane: Named for Jody Sadek, a sergeant who was doing traffic enforcement on a motorcycle and attempting to stop a traffic violator when another vehicle crossed into his path, killing him in September 1988.
  • MacClary Road: Named for Daniel MacClary, a motorcycle officer who died in September 2000 after pursuing a traffic violator with lights and sirens when another vehicle turned in front of the officer.

Another new road will be named Eloise Lane in honor of for Bristol’s daughter.

And Hierholzer Lane will be named after David Hierholzer, a soldier in the U.S. Army who died in the line of duty in Afghanistan. Hierholzer was a close friend of SH Residential Vice President of Construction Philip Bolton, DuMont said.

A rendering of a future neighborhood named Baird Farm in Hendersonville,.

Hendersonville Mayor Jamie Clary announced last year plans to remember the city’s five fallen police officers by using their names on future roads.

“I want to make sure people remembered all five,” Clary said.

Road names can’t be duplicated within the county, and there was another Bristol Road  in Gallatin that had houses being built, but no residents yet. Clary worked with Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown and the developer relinquished the name.

“It was their idea and we were thrilled to do it,” DuMont said.

The Baird Farm development also includes Norman Way, which will be part of the city’s planned east-west connector designed to eventually connect Saundersville Road to New Shackle Island Road as development continues, Hendersonville Planning Director Keith Free said.

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