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January 2021

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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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February 2021

March 2021

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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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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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School Safety Bulletin


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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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April 2021

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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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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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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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May 2021

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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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Anthony Woods Conviction

Anthony Woods 49yoa from Halls was convicted today after a week-long trial in Criminal Court Division 2. He is currently in custody of the Knox

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June 2021

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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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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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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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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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July 2021

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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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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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August 2021

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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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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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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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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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School Zone Awareness Day

As you are out driving around today, be sure to start looking and familiarizing yourself with our Knox County School Zones. Next week starts the

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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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Now Hiring Heroes

Did you know that you could be a part of a team that helps people daily? capes optional Apply now at…

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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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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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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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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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September 2021

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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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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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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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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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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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KCSO Officer Assistance Program

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has an updated Officer Assistance Program.  This is a great way to help officers during hardships.  To learn more about

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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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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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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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October 2021

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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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November 2021

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National Forensics Academy Graduate

Sheriff Tom Spangler is excited to announce the recent graduation of Tiffany Crawford who graduated the 56th National Forensics Academy. “We are confident her knowledge

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December 2021

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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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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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Bank Robbery Sus

-WEST KNOX BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT- The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are on the scene

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Homicide Investigation

On December 21, 2021, at approximately 05:19 am the Knoxville Police Department received notification of a male suffering from at least one gunshot wound arrived

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