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February 2020

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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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March 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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April 2020

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Reviewing of New Orders

In light of Governor Lee’s Order this afternoon the Knox County Sheriff’s Office wants to make you aware that we are not in possession of

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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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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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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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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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May 2020

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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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June 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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July 2020

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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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August 2020

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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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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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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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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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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September 2020

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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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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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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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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October 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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