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June 2013 Detectives of the Month

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates June’s Detectives of the Month, Detective Walt Schmidt and Detective Aaron Yarnell, who were recognized for their work in tracking down a missing person.

On May 29th, Detective Schmidt was assigned a missing persons case in which the victim was expected to return home to Charlotte, North Carolina from Knox County. The investigation led Detectives Schmidt and Yarnell to believe that the victim may have made it back to North Carolina.  On June 3rd, the victim was found dead after her car went down an embankment off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

Detective Schmidt has been with the KCSO since November 1992 and Detective Yarnell has been with the KCSO since May 1995.

Detective Walt Schmidt


Detective Aaron Yarnell




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