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Homicide Arrest Made

UPDATE- 2 December 4, 2021 | 11:45 am Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives have made two arrests in the homicide of David Howard

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Homicide Investigation

UPDATE: December 2, 2021 The victim has been identified as David Richard Howard, 28 of Corryton. The homicide investigation remains open and active. Jacklyn Rachelle

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"SCAM ALERT" with KCSO Badge and Warning Sign

Phone Scam Alert!!!

It’s that time again! We have had reports of people being notified via phone calls that they have warrants for their arrest and an attempt

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National Night Out is coming

For Immediate Release: National Night Out, October 5, 2021 Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director Tom Spangler, Knox County Sheriff announces the Knox County Sheriff’s Office

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Body Found

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler along with KCSO’s Major Crimes Detectives are on the scene of a body found in or near the woods at

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Homicide Investigation

On September 25, 2021 Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units responded to a complaint of a shooting at 5309 Parkridge Drive. Upon arrival, Patrol Units

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Special Thanks

Sheriff Tom Spangler was presented a check from Brandy & Scott Fraser last week. Their generous gift came after they were made aware that four

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Kicko Golf Tournament 2021

Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach Swinging for the Kids Honoring Dennis Overton On October 18, join KICKO for their annual golf tournament to benefit kids

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Thank You Mynatts

Tom Spangler, Knox County Sheriff confirms the Knox County Sheriff’s Office will be providing Mynatt Funeral Home with an escort as they graciously transport Staff

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Catalytic Converter Case

On Friday September 3, Detectives with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Blount County and Scott County Sheriff’s Offices executed search and

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The Courageous 13

Knox County Sheriff’s Office honors the 13 soldiers who gave their lives in service to our Country in Kabul, Afghanistan. “Our sincere condolences and heartfelt

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Guilty – Case Closed

Uriel Ernesto Rivera plead guilty to two counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery on the second day of trial in Criminal Court Div 1 on Aug

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In memory of Toby Keiser

It was an honor to have East Tennessee Law Enforcement Liaison Derrick Woods with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office present Chief Deputy Bernie Lyon with

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Fatal Accident Investigation

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal accident where a pedestrian was struck by a semi-trailer truck in the 11400 block

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On the run…IN CUSTODY

Update – Suspect in custody The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit was attempting to serve a warrant on an individual near Ball Camp Pike

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Now Hiring Heroes

Did you know that you could be a part of a team that helps people daily? capes optional Apply now at… knoxsheriff.org/now-hiring/

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Drowning Investigation

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is investigating what appears to be a drowning at a pond located in the 3200 block of

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Train The Trainer Program

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that five officers successfully completed the “Train the Trainer” program with the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI).

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COTA 163

COTA Graduation Class 163 The Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the July 30, 2021 graduates of the Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA).

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Karns night out!

KCSO Dive Team, Reserves Unit and Special Services Division enjoyed a night out and delicious dinner with our Neighborhood Watch group at Imperial Estates Subdivision.

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NEWS ROOM ALERTS

Did you know that you can sign up for breaking Sheriffs Office posts by getting on our email list? Visit the news room today and

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Missing Couple

Update! Great news. Me and Ms Aherns we’re located safe. Thank each of our viewers for sharing our Bolo. Your assistance helped and was appreciated.

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Elderly Scam Check

With the continuing rise of Elderly Scams via email, phone call, or in person, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Technology Division is asking for the

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SCAM Alert

-ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZEN COMMUNITY- Sheriff Tom Spangler is asking that our senior citizens be aware of various scams currently circulating in Knox County and surrounding

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North Knox Accident

Multiple car crash Maynardville Hwy at Texas Valley. Multiple agencies on scene. This will be THP working the accident. However, Knox County Sheriff’s Office will

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Lieutenant Lisa Kidd, Captain Paul Cooper, and Captain Aaron Turner Sheriff Tom Spangler would like to congratulate Lt. Lisa Kidd for recently becoming

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2021 4H Camp

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office was honored to have the opportunity to work with 4-H and The Wheeler Academy Click to Learn More

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Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to the KCSO Coloring Contest Winners!!! The Knox County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted a coloring contest to help provide a little fun and activities

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A message of thanks

“ I would like to publicly thank each one of our Deputies, Detectives and Corrections Officers who helped ensure tonight’s County Commission meeting was a

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East Knox Road Closure

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol & Fire Investigation Units are on the scene of a house fire in the 7300 block of Asheville Highway- ALL

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KPD Shooting Investigation

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has received many calls, emails, and online inquiries regarding the shooting that took place in the afternoon of April 12,

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Shooting Investigation

KCSO ON THE SCENE OF A SHOOTING WITH ONE VICTIM DECEASED. 1700 BLOCK OF DRY GAP PIKE. Major Crimes will be conducting the investigation which

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School Safety Bulletin

KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND KNOX COUNTY SCHOOL SECURITY ASKING FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE- March 24, 2021 | Knoxville, Tennessee The Knox County Sheriff’s Office and

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COTA 160 & 161

COTA Graduation Class 160 & 161 The Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the March 12, 2021 graduates of the Correctional Officer Training

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KCSO Coloring Contest

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Coloring Contest The top prize is lunch with an officer and a beautiful trophy for each age

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Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release: January 25, 2021 | Knox County, TN The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units, along with Major Crimes and Forensics are on

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COTA 159

Graduating COTA Class 159 The Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the recent graduates of Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA) Class 159! Front

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Knoxville Academy Sports Donation 2020

Sheriff Tom Spangler appreciates the generous donation provided by Academy Sports.  Academy Sports provided one thousand dollars in merchandise to Susannah’s House.  The children of those recovering

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Nicholas Phillips arrest

For Immediate Release: Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director Nicholas J. Phillips a Deputy with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested this evening and

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Nicholas Phillips arrest

For Immediate Release: Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director Nicholas J. Phillips a Deputy with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested this evening and

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COTA Class 158 graduation

The KCSO corrections training class 158 graduated November 20th after completing their 6 week academy. Front row left to right: Officer Hannah Moats, Kevin Burgess,

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Officer Involved Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Officer involved Shooting- Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director/ KCSO Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies received multiple calls for service on Saturday morning beginning

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Knox Tactical Burglary Solved

On Sunday November 1, 2020 at approximately 0349 hours Deputies/Detectives responded to Knoxville Tactical located at 7609 Blueberry Road on a burglary. It was determined

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Corrections ACA Audit

Sheriff Tom Spangler, Chief Deputy Bernie Lyon and Chief William Purvis would like to congratulate the staff at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility and

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Academy Graduation

KCSO Recruit Graduates We are excited to announce our newest graduates of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office Class 021 Training Academy.  These officers will be

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October Promotions

Congratulations to These Great Officers The Knox County Sheriff’s Office was proud to offer promotions to these wonderful officers today, October 23, 2020.  Congrats and

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Fatal Accident

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a motorcycle into utility pole on Tazewell Pike just after 10:00pm last night. Deputies arrived to

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Ronnie Kidd Media Release it

Sheriff Spangler Media Release October 13, 2020 I became aware of potential inappropriate conduct by a Knox County Sheriff’s Office CIVILIAN employee on April 20,

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COTA 157

Congratulations COTA 157 COTA 157 The Knox County Sheriff’s Office had 7 officers graduate the  Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA).  The training requires much effort,

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K9 Teams of the month…

Congratulations to our K9 Teams of the month since February. COVID-19 might have delayed our awards distribution but it didn’t hinder the work these teams

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CTO 2020-1

Corrections Training Officer The Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the latest 10 graduates of the Corrections Training Officer (CTO) program.  This program

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COTA 155 & 156

COTA GRADUATES The Knox County Sheriff’s Office recently had two classes graduate the Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA) on September 11, 2020.  This training is

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Case Closed

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is pleased with the outcome of the trial. “Sheriff Tom Spangler says he’s hopeful the family can begin healing from

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Toss The Razor campaign 2020

For Immediate Release: Toss the Razor Campaign 09/30/2020 Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director Tom Spangler, Knox County Sheriff has some great news for his Deputies/Support

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Fatal Accident Investigation

For Immediate Release: Fatality Accident Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director September 14 2020 | Knoxville, Tennessee At approximately 3:30pm Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units

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Bolo – East Knox Tiger Alert

For Immediate Release: Tiger spotted Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Units, Animal Control, Air Watch, TWRA, KPD’s Animal Control

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Wanted – Eugene Shepard

IN CUSTODY!!! Kenneth Eugene Shepard III has been located and taken in to custody for multiple outstanding felony warrants.  If you have any further information

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Labor Day Weekend Statistics

September 8, 2020 For Immediate Release: Holiday Traffic Statistics Contact: Kimberly Glenn, Communications Director The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Labor Day traffic statistics are as

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Crossing Guard Needed

CROSSING GUARD NEEDED The KNOX COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE is looking for a CROSSING GUARD for Bluegrass Elementary. SCHEDULE Monday-Friday or whenever Knox County Schools are

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Happy Birthday K-9 Goran!

Sheriff Tom Spangler and Chief Deputy Lyon on behalf of our entire Knox County Sheriff’s Office family wish K-9 “GORAN” a very HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY!

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Happy Birthday Dolly!

Happy 2nd Birthday to one of the newest Knox County Sheriff’s Office K-9’s “Dolly”! Dolly has had a big day with her Handler/Partner Deputy Bothof.

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Pursuit leads to arrest

At approximately 0926 on 8-16-20 dispatch bolo’ed an attempted 10-52 of the dollar tree on Heiskell Ave. The suspect was reported to have a sawed

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Homicide Investigation

For Immediate Release: Contact: Kimberly Glenn/Communications Director Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of a stabbing after 4pm on Saturday in the 1300 block

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Narcotics Bust

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit along with S.W.A.T executed two search warrants on July 21, 2020. Sheriff Tom Spangler is pleased to announce

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Missing Person Located

-Update 06192020 1756- Missing person has been located safe. Thank you for all your assistance. MISSING PERSON- The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit

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Missing Person Emily Wagner

-MISSING PERSON- The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is asking for assistance in helping them locate a missing female. Emily Wagner D/O/B –

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Welcome to the K9 Family!

Sheriff Tom Spangler along with Chief Deputy Bernie Lyon would like to welcome the newest K-9’s to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Family. Featured L-R

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North Knox Pursuit

North End Patrol units were involved in a vehicle pursuit on Emory road near 75 at approximately 1115 of a white Uhaul van. Airwatch was

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Phone Scam Alert

The Knox County Sheriffs Office has received several reports of people impersonating officers and attempting to get people to pay for alleged warrant fees over

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Fire Investigation

KCSO’s Fire Investigation Unit is on the scene of a Fire in the 1400 Currier Lane. They are warning residents to watch for “Hot spots”

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Media Release

Sheriff Tom Spangler has confirmed that as of this afternoon on April 17, 2020 Assistant Chief David Henderson’s status has changed. Assistant Chief Henderson is

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A message from the Sheriff

As you know, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating today’s Officer Involved Shooting.  I wanted to reach out to the Families who have suffered

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TBI Media Release

TBI Investigating Series of Stabbings, Officer-Involved Shooting in Knox County At the request of 6th District Attorney General Charme Allen, TBI Agents are investigating the

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COVID-19 Executive Order

Sheriff Spangler would like to clarify any confusion for Knox County citizens from the Executive Order and amended Executive Order issued by Governor Lee.  Executive

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Live Oak Incident

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, at approximately 2236 hours, deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls from the community regarding a vehicle

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Boys & Girls Club

A Most Welcome Thanks from the Boys & Girls Club! Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley is very disappointed we had to cancel

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ORC – Search Warrant Executed

On Monday, March 16thOfficers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime Unit, Narcotics Unit and S.W.A.T. Executed search warrants at 2520 Boyd’s Bridge

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Keep Calm

The Knox County Sheriff’s office is monitoring the COVID-19 closely, keeping up to date with what @CDCgov, @TNDeptofHealth and @KnoxCoHealthTN are advising people to do.

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Corona Virus

With the announcements of closures and cancellations due to the concern of the Corona Virus also known as COVID-19 Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler wants

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Large Water Main Break

Large water main break -North KNOXVILLE- Emory road at Staffordshire near Powell Middle School Entrance. Middle School entrance shut down until further notice at this

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COTA 150

Congratulations to our newest members of the family. Graduates from Correction Officers training Glass 150 are ready for their posts! We are extremely proud of

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#TeamAudreyJo

Meet Audrey Jo Acres! She is the daughter of Detective Tim Acres. Audrey, as you can see hasn’t had the easiest of roads to travel

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2020 Citizen’s Academy

Sheriff Tom Spangler cordially invites members of our community to be a part of our family! The 2020 KCSO Citizens Academy will begin on Thursday,

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Body Found

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office confirms there has been a body located in the water in the 10800 block of Rogers Island.  Sheriff Spangler says

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East Knox Pursuit

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office East Patrol Units were conducting an investigation on a suspicious person in the area of Brakebill Road and Strawberry Plains

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Mr Irwin Located Safe

March 5, 2020 Mr. Irwin has been located by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina.  He is safe and is being transported to

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Thank you Redemption Church!

Redemption Church blessed the Knox County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon with some of the best Valentine treats around!  Sheriff Tom Spangler and Chief Deputy

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A trip to Rocky Hill

Kindergarten students at Rocky Hill Elementary collected and donated over 800 stuffed animals to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.  The Knox County Sheriff’s Office had

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Reserve Officer Graduation

-The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit graduates class 2019-2- On February 20, 2020 The Knox County Sheriff’s Office graduated the second class for 2019.

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Crime Prevention

March 3, 2020 the KNOX county sheriffs office will host our crime prevention in the workplace seminar. All businesses welcome! 4-9pm Knoxville expo center. Click

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Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff