Hundreds pay respects to fallen Knox County Deputy Tucker Blakely

Blakely was 29 and leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old son.
Saluting a Fallen Hero: Deputy Tucker Blakely's Funeral Services
Published: Oct. 4, 2023 at 12:20 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2023 at 11:06 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Sheriff Tom Spangler is encouraging the public to pay their respects to Knox County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tucker Blakely, who died after responding to a domestic call Sunday night.

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Blakely was 29 and leaves behind a wife and a 5-year-old son. The sheriff’s office has set up a memorial for Blakely near the City-County Building in downtown Knoxville. The public is welcome to visit the spot, where KCSO will place Blakely’s patrol car, starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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KCSO officials have also released funeral details for the fallen deputy. The public is invited to pay respects at Clear Springs Baptist Church, 7350 Tazewell Pike in Corryton, on Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. There will also be a celebration of life at 2 p.m.

A t-shirt fundraiser was started with the proceeds going towards Blakely’s family.