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Sheriff to Give Special Award to Cold Case Unit

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones will recognize the combined KCSO and KPD Cold Case Investigations Unit for its work on solving a 26 year old homicide in April.  He will award the unit a plaque on Wednesday, May 2 in the Sheriff’s Office at 11:00 a.m.  Forty-five year old Billy Ray Hill of Knoxville was indicted for first degree murder in the death of Bobbie Lou Hill as a result of the unit’s investigation.

“Each member of the team displayed excellence and professionalism during the homicide investigation,” said Sheriff Jones.  “This was truly a team effort and the case was solved because of cooperation and hard work.”

The Cold Case Unit is comprised of Assistant Chief David Davenport, Detective Dorothy Barnes, Detective Sarah Jane Quindry, KPD Detective Jeff Day, Detective Edd Stair and Criminal Analyst Amy Dobbs.

The Cold Case Unit was established by Sheriff Jones in 2008 to reconsider unsolved homicides by re-examining the case file, re-interviewing witnesses and suspects and reprocessing old evidence by applying modern innovative technology.  KCSO and KPD combined their Cold Case Units in 2011.

Sheriff Jones will also recognize Roy Kruse with a Citizen Service Award for his service to the community.



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