Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
More Details on Poston Wreck
Officers on the scene of the wreck that killed Bruce Poston say his car caught fire when it crashed into a tree. Several bystanders ran to his car and attempted to put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher while two others pulled Poston from the car.
Knoxville Attorney Killed in Car Wreck
Knoxville attorney, Bruce Poston, was killed in a one car wreck early this afternoon in West Knox County. Poston, 66, was driving a 2006 Mercedes SLK 280. Officers on the scene say he was not wearing a seatbelt and that speed was a factor. His car hit a tree as he was driving on Northshore at Sandpiper around 12:46. Rural Metro pronounced him dead on the scene.
Tuesday Afternoon West Knox County Fatality
A Knoxville man was pronounced dead after his car struck a tree on Northshore Drive this afternoon. According to the initial investigation, the man was traveling westbound on Northshore Drive at Sandpiper Lane around 12:34 when his car ran off the roadway and struck a tree. Rural Metro responded and pronounced him dead. No others were involved in the crash. More details, including the man’s identity, will be released as they develop.
September 2014 Civilian of the Month
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates September Civilian of the Month, Jack Dennis.
Dennis is a Vocation Programs Specialist in Community Alternatives to Prison Program (CAPP). He has been instrumental in assisting with the preparation of grant proposals and presents at the Community Corrections Conference. Dennis designed a vocational program specialized for high-risk offenders. Using the same formula as the Federal Government’s, it has been determined that as of June 2014, CAPP’s average offender unemployment rate over the past nine months is 6.4 percent. The unemployment rate for those offenders who have been job-searching for more than two weeks is 2.8 percent. These rates are significantly better than the overall felony offender population in the United States, which is currently estimated at 12-15 percentage points above the national unemployment rate.
Dennis has been with the KCSO since August 2007.