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Pursuit leads to two arrests

Early Thursday morning officers attempted to stop a stolen Jeep Cherokee pulling a stolen trailer near Harbisons Crossroads in North Knox County. Suspect refused to

Bryan Cornelius Mugshot

Cornelius Conviction

A Federal Jury has convicted Bryan Cornelius on multiple charges

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New K9’s hitting the streets

Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler, along with Chief Deputy Bernie Lyon, asks you to join them and congratulate three of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office

COTA graduates with Chief administration

COTA 169

Congratulations COTA 169 The Knox County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the Correctional Officer Training Academy (COTA) class 169 for successfully completing their training.

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Train Vs Car

March 29, 2022 Knox County Sheriff’s Office a patrol units responded to a train vs. car at Ball Road at Ball Camp Pike at approximately

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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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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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No ‘Letter of Authorization ‘

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has received complaints from citizens that they are being pulled over and asked for their “letter of authorization” to travel.

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Corona Virus Scam Awareness

We have seen a large number of different scams involving our current state of emergency due to Covid-19. These scams are being conducted via phone

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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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SCAN and Citizens Academy Update

Updates on COVID-19 as it relates to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office     -The Knox County Sheriff’s Office Senior Citizen Awareness Network volunteers also

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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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Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff