Knox County
Sheriff's Office

Knox County
Sheriff's Office

Female Officer Appreciation

Paying honor
to our female officers

On February 16, 1912 the first female was sworn in as deputy sheriff

Margaret Queen Phillips Adams was sworn in to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office in 1912, serving until 1947.  Needing to support her two children, her brother-in-law Sheriff William A. Hammel asked her to work at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office. On the condition that she would be deputized, she accepted the job (this according to family lore).  Margaret took the oath of office on February 16, 1912 and began working in the Civil Division.

Female sheriff sergeant smiling and holding an envelope

In honor of Margaret Adams, KCSO would like to show trbute to our own female officers

Two female sheriff deputies selfie
4 Female corrections officers standing next to wall
Smiling female sheriff deputy
Two female corrections officers smiling
Female sheriff deputy with glasses
Two female deputies standing at rear of cruiser with children
Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff