Knox County Sheriff - Sheriff J.J. Jones
Knox County Sheriff News
July 2013 Officer of the Month
The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has named Officer Ricky Irwin Officer of the Month for July 2013.
On July 13th, the Weigel’s on Tazewell Pike was robbed, causing the store approximately $35,000 in damages. After hearing the call dispatched, Officer Irwin began patrolling the area for the suspect. He located the suspect traveling westbound on Washington Pike at a high rate of speed. After a short pursuit, the suspect stopped and was taken into custody by Officer Irwin.
Officer Irwin has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since October 2003.