Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
August 2012 Officers of the Month
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Officer Chad Gore and Officer Clyde Moore have been named Officers of the Month for August 2012.
Officer Gore was recognized for arresting two suspects on a variety of charges. While patrolling Maynardville Highway on August 29th, Officer Gore observed two suspects in the parking lot of Weigel’s who had outstanding warrants were wanted for questioning regarding stolen vehicles. As the officer entered the parking lot, the two suspects ran to the back of Weigel’s. Officer Gore and the officer he was training pursued the suspects and quickly apprehended them. Both suspects were in possession of stolen credit cards, narcotics, and drug paraphernalia. Officer Gore has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since September 2005.
Officer Moore was honored for his investigation of a residential burglary that led to the arrest of a suspect. On August 19th, Officer Moore responded to a residential burglary where the suspect had also stolen the victim’s truck. Officer Moore learned that there had been three vehicle burglaries in the neighborhood and that residents had noticed a suspicious person in the neighborhood who was a potential suspect in the burglaries. Officer Moore continued to canvas the neighborhood and learned that the suspect may have been involved in a motor vehicle crash overnight and was recovering at UT Hospital. The suspect was detained and Officer Moore obtained warrants for the suspect including one for residential burglary, one for motor vehicle theft, and three for burglary of a vehicle. Officer Moore has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since May 2005.