At approximately 10:57 pm on July 5, 2022, Officers were on a call in the 8200 block of Brickyard Road. One of the officers on the scene was shot in the leg; the officer was transported to UTMC and is undergoing surgery at this hour. No one else was injured in the incident, and the details surrounding the incident are under investigation.
The investigation is in the preliminary stages; we will provide more information as they become available. Sheriff Spangler has seen the officer and says the officer was in good spirits. He would like to thank the Knoxville Police Department for their assistance and the entire staff at UTMC.
-Kimberly Glenn Spokesperson KCSO