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January 2012 Detective of the Month

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Detective Aaron Yarnell has been named the Knox County Sheriff’s Office January 2012 Detective of the Month.

On January 17, Detective Yarnell was assigned the missing persons report of a 78-year-old man suffering from dementia. The victim also suffered from other health problems.

After an extensive investigation, Detective Yarnell was able to locate the victim in Asheville, North Carolina. He made contact with the local police agency in an effort to have officers search for the victim’s vehicle. After many phone conversations with Asheville Dispatch, they were able to locate the victim approximately 400 feet from his vehicle.  The victim was then returned safely to his home.

Detective Yarnell has been with KCSO since May 1995.



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