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Smart Bank gives back to community

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Officers with The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Unit were the proud recipients of Smart Banks stuffed animal drive. 

These adorable stuffed animals will be utilized by our Special Services Unit as they visit area school children, our Patrol Units as well as our Family Crimes Unit as they answer calls where children could benefit from the comfort of a stuffed animal.

Sheriff Spangler as well as all of our Officers at KCSO appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.

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KCSO Partners with Childrens Hospital

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

KCSO’s Katy Davis and Sharon Taylor in partnership with East Tennessee Children's Hospital Safe Kids Coalition fitted and gave 150 bicycle helmets to area 3rd graders from East Knox County Elementary, New Hopewell Elementary, Gap Creek Elementary.

Instructors used a jello brain was to show the kids about the need for brain protection while riding their bikes.

A special Thank You to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, The Teachers and Administration of the Schools that participated.

Sheriff Spangler wants to remind Parents/Guardians to always have Children wear a helmet when riding a bike!



Walmart robbery suspect wanted

Friday, 15 February 2019

On 02/13/2019 at approximately 0315 hours the pictures black male suspect came into the Walmart located at 7550 Norris Freeway and took the cash drawer from register. Suspect left in a dark colored extended cab truck (unknown make and model). If you have any information please contact the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes unit at 865-215-2453. 



Multi-State/Multi-Agency Investigation

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Detectives from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit have been working with several agencies in a multi-state investigation that peaked with the White Pine Police Departments traffic stop of three suspects on I-81 the morning of February 6, 2019.

Based on information acquired from various agencies, Property Crimes Detectives were able to obtain and execute a Search Warrant on an Apartment in North Knoxville. 

In the Apartment Detectives were able to recover 8 gas pump skimmers, several laptops, a magnetic credit card reader/writer, tablets, electronic storage devices, several re-coded credit cards and $17,680.00 in US Currency. The investigation is ongoing.

A special thank you to the following Law Enforcement Agencies, Bristol VA, White Pine Police Department, Washington County VA., Scott County VA., Greene County, TN., Bristol TN., Baileyton, TN., and our KCSO Property Crimes Detectives.

Detectives want to remind the public to use extreme caution when using a credit card or debit card. As a precaution you can pay inside for your fuel. If you feel there is something suspicious report it to the retailer and contact your local authorities.



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