Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
July 2012 Officer of the Month
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has named Officer Jeremy McCord Officer of the Month for July 2012.
On July 10th, Officer McCord was patrolling near Maynardville Highway when he noticed a male leaning into a vehicle involved in a physical altercation with a female. Officer McCord initiated his emergency equipment and the male ran inside a nearby business. Officer McCord spoke with the female victim and she stated that the suspect had tried to forcefully remove her from her vehicle and she feared that she was going to be raped. Officer McCord observed a second suspect and detained him. After another officer arrived, Officer McCord went inside the business and detained the other suspect. The victim told officers that she had been sitting in the passenger seat of her vehicle when one of the suspects approached her and would not let her exit the vehicle. She stated that if Officer McCord had not stopped when he did, she was not sure what the suspects would have done.
Officer McCord has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since September 2007.