Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
January 2012 Officer of the Month
Officer Nathan Cole has been named the Knox County Sheriff’s Office January 2012 Officer of the Month.
On January 31, Officer Cole was in the second day of searching for a stolen vehicle. The suspect was also wanted for possibly being involved in several residential and vehicle burglaries. As Officer Cole entered the parking lot of the Weigels on Central Avenue Pike, he observed a vehicle matching the suspect description. Inside the vehicle were two males and one female. The female and one of the males exited the vehicle and went inside the store. The male driver stayed in the vehicle and suddenly took off from the parking lot. Officer Cole secured the other two subjects into custody and gave a good description of the suspect’s direction of travel for responding officers. After a brief pursuit involving the Knoxville Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was taken into custody. His arrest led to solving 10 vehicle burglaries in Knox County, 10 vehicle burglaries in Sevier County, and three residential burglaries in Knox County.
Because of Officer Cole’s tenacity and dedication, he has been named KCSO’s January 2012 Officer of the Month. Officer Cole has been with Knox County Sheriff’s Office since August 1999.