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Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely

Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, October 2, 2023

Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely succumbed to gunshot wounds he received while responding to a domestic violence call at the 3200 block of Denver Lane in Knoxville.

At 11:30 p.m., deputies encountered an armed subject after receiving a domestic violence call. The situation escalated, and a gun battle ensued. Deputy Blakely was struck twice.

The subject was shot and killed by returning gunfire.

Deputy Blakely was transported to UT Medical Center and remained on life support so his organs could be donated.

Deputy Blakely was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office for two years. He is survived by his wife, son, and brother.

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