Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 months
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Deputy Sheriff Billy Smith and Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Clevenger were killed in an automobile crash while on patrol.
The deputies were turning onto an on-ramp for I-40 when their vehicle was broadsided by a drunk driver who was driving without headlights on. Both deputies were killed instantly. The drunk driver was acquitted on a technicality.
Deputy Smith had served with the Cocke County Sheriff's Department for four months. He is survived by his wife and daughter.
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Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Clevenger