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March 2020

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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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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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Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff