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 Sgt. Ryan Knauss to a receiving funeral home in Alexandria Virginia. At the request of the Staff Sgt.’s window the date and time will remain undisclosed.
The family, through Mynatt Funeral Home wishes to thank the community for the love, support, and respect shown to each of them, especially to Staff Sgt. Knauss for his sacrifice.
“As the Sheriff of Knox County and a Veteran, I am honored to provide Mynatt Funeral Home with an escort as they transport Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss from Knoxville to the receiving funeral home in Alexandria. This young man deserves our honor, and respect as he sacrificed his life in service to our country, an escort is the least we can do to show our gratitude.
I want to publicly thank Mynatt Funeral Home for their generosity in transporting Staff Sgt. Knauss. They are a true asset to our community. In closing, I want the family to know that we will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.”
-Tom Spangler, Sheriff