Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
August 2015 Detective of the Month
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates August’s Detective of the Month, Mitch Buckner.
On August 15th, Detective Buckner received a call about a female who had possibly been kidnapped and murdered. He immediately began a detailed investigation that spanned over the following two days. After a 60-hour investigation, the victim was located safe and a multi-state drug trafficking group believed to be transporting methamphetamine was revealed.
Detective Buckner has been with the KCSO since October 1996.
August 2015 Officer of the Month
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates August’s Officer of the Month, Tony Karnes.
On August 12th, Sgt. Tony Karnes was walking on Gay Street when he was told that an unconscious man was lying on the sidewalk. The victim was unconscious, unresponsive, and turning blue. Sgt. Karnes ensured that an ambulance had been called and began chest compressions. The victim regained consciousness, but then lost consciousness again, prompting Sgt. Karnes to resume chest compressions. The ambulance arrived and Rural Metro took over the care of the victim. Hours later, a check with the hospital revealed that the victim was alive and expected to recover.
Sgt. Karnes has been with the KCSO since May 1998.
July 2015 Detective of the Month
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates July’s Detective of the Month, Jerry Massey.
While conducting an unrelated investigation on July 23rd, Detective Massey noticed a vehicle matching the description of one that had been involved in numerous thefts in Blount County and surrounding counties. Detective Massey remembered that the Blount County Sheriff’s Office had asked officers to be on the lookout for the vehicle and retrieved the information on the vehicle and suspect. He contacted the Blount County Sheriff’s Office and officers responded to the scene. The suspect (as well as another) were taken into custody. Because of Detective Massey’s efforts, two theft suspects were arrested and a large amount of stolen property was recovered.
Detective Massey has been with the KCSO since January 1997.
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