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June 2018 Officers of the Month

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates June 2018’s Officers of the Month, Donnie Clift, Elisha Goad, and Parker Hall.

On June 5th, Officer Clift was patrolling Joe Hinton Road in response to a vehicle burglary and a vehicle theft. The suspects for both calls were already gone when officers arrived, but Officer Clift’s instincts led him to believe they were still in the area. He noticed three people potentially burglarizing another vehicle on Bakertown Road and after a short foot pursuit, he took one of the suspects into custody. His investigation allowed him to recover two stolen vehicles at the scene and to solve two other vehicle burglaries immediately. When detectives arrived to assist him, they were able to solve eight additional vehicle burglaries that had been reported, solve 10 more vehicle burglaries that had gone unreported, recover a large amount of stolen property, identify the other two suspects in the burglary/theft ring, take one more into custody, and place warrants on file for another.

On June 17th, KCSO officers responded to a Knox County restaurant where someone had been stabbed and died. Officers Goad and Hall responded and were relieved of their duties there to answer calls for service. While on the scene, the two had heard information that the stabbing suspect and a woman driving the car they left in possibly lived in some nearby apartments. Once the officers caught up on their calls, they went to the apartment complex to search for the vehicle, and learned that the suspect had been there and washed blood off her hands before leaving. Officers Goad and Hall secured the scene and contacted their supervisor. A Major Crimes Unit detective responded and located the weapon used by the suspect inside a dumpster.

The initiative taken by Officers Goad and Hall led to the discovery of two key witnesses and the recovery of a murder weapon. Without their extra effort, the murder weapon may have never been found.

Officer Clift has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since July 2010, Officer Goad since November 2015, and Officer Hall since September 2016.



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