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2017 Knoxville-Knox County Peace Officers Memorial Service

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The annual Knoxville-Knox County Peace Officers Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. at the Civic Coliseum. All law enforcement agencies from the Knoxville area will remember the service of peace officers who passed away from May 2016 until the present. Families of the officers will be escorted to a memorial wreath where they will place a flower in memory of their loved ones, and a special message will be delivered by Chief Tony Crisp with the Maryville Police Department.


This year, we will honor the following officers:


Officer Kenneth “Kenny” R. Moats, MPD, Ultimate Sacrifice (Line of Duty Death)

Special Agent De’Greaun ReShun “Dee” Frazier, TBI, Ultimate Sacrifice (Line of Duty Death)

Special Agent Charles W. Bone, FBI

Special Agent Robert Metts, FBI

Sergeant Peggy L. Branson, KCSO

Corrections Officer John E. Duty III, KCSO

Sergeant Donald E. Flenniken, KCSO

Sergeant Patrick D. Lawson, KCSO

Lieutenant Phillip E. Preston, Jr., KCSO

K9 Officer Duco, KCSO

K9 Officer Fano, KCSO

K9 Officer Ivan, KCSO

K9 Officer Kinte, KCSO

Sergeant Lillard “Earle” Ailor, Jr., KPD

Lieutenant James Donald “Donnie” Cameron, KPD

Officer Clarence “David” Collins, KPD

Deputy Chief Eugene “Gene” Howard Huskey, Sr., KPD

Sergeant James “Jim” M. McCarter, KPD

Officer Curtis W. Price, KPD

Lieutenant William “Bill” Smith, KPD

K9 Officer Ammo, KPD

Trooper John Woods, THP

Sergeant Barbara Ann Rouse, UTPD


This is a truly collaborative effort with all the law enforcement agencies from Knoxville-Knox County participating in the program: Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Police Department, University of Tennessee Police, University of Tennessee Medical Center Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, TBI, FBI, and support from the Fraternal Order of Police Volunteer Lodge Number 2.

Nationally, May 15th is designated National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week containing May 15th is National Police Week.  President John F. Kennedy signed it into law in 1962.



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