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Loudon County deputy killed while responding to domestic disturbance call


Police and media look on as an armored vehicle turns off Harvey Road to the scene of a standoff between an armed 16-year-old and a combined force of Loudon County, Knox County and Knoxville Police Department personnel.- Dan Barile/farragutpress
HARVEY ROAD — (Friday, March 12) A combined force of Knox County Sheriff’s deputies, under the direction of Sheriff Tim Hutchison, Knoxville and Loudon City police departments and Blount County Sheriff's Department officers responded in support to a shooting at a residence off Harvey Road in Loudon County of a Loudon County deputy who was answering a domestic disturbance call at the residence.

The Loudon County officer was retrieved by the combined force and transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center via LifeStar where he later died. One Blount County and two Knox County officers were also wounded.

At this time, KCSD helicopters are maintaining a perimeter around the site of where the alleged 16-year-old male shooter is located. The combined police force is estimated by the Loudon County Sheriff’s Department to be more than 100 officers.

Schools in the area are under a "soft lockdown." For more details see the farragutpress March 18 issue.




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