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KCSO's 2013 Officer of the Year

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office congratulates Officer Van Lam, who has been named Officer of the Year for 2013. He has also been named Officer of the Month for December 2013.

On December 28, 2013, Officer Van Lam responded to an apartment fire in North Knox County. When he arrived, he saw a four-unit building consumed in fire and learned that not all of the occupants had been accounted for. Officer Lam safely evacuated seven residents in a heavily-involved smoke and fire-filled building. After consulting with fire officials on the scene, the KCSO believes that Officer Lam’s actions that early morning saved lives.

Officer Lam is a patrol officer and has been with the KCSO since April 2008.



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