KPD officer 'back and better than ever' one year after attack

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- One year ago Knoxville Police officer B.K. Hardin was violently and randomly attacked while directing traffic after a University of Tennessee football game.

B.K. Hardin was attacked in 2018 while directing traffic after a UT football game. / (KPD)

The Knoxville Police Department celebrated Hardin's recovery and return in a post on Facebook saying Hardin is "back, better than ever, and faithfully working every day to make his community a better place."

While Hardin was directing traffic a male suspect ran up from behind and struck Hardin with a hammer or tire iron. The suspect then fled the scene.

The officer suffered a concussion and bleeding on the brain that required him to have immediate emergency surgery.

After one year, investigators have no suspects in the attack.

To see our story from a year ago when the attack happened click here.

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