Patrol Officer Angela K. Payne

Patrol Officer Angela K. Payne

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, February 26, 2000

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Angela K. Payne

Deputy Angela Payne was killed after she was struck by a vehicle while she was investigating an accident.

She and another officer had responded to a business when the sheriff's department received a 911 call about a possible shooting. Because there was no shoulder on the road, both officers parked in the north-bound lane of the two lane road. While standing in the south-bound lane, both officers were struck from behind by another driver. They were transported by ambulance to a local hospital where Deputy Payne was pronounced dead. The second officer was admitted in critical condition. No charges were filed against the driver of the vehicle.
Deputy Payne had been employed with the Knox County Sheriff's Department for three years, and is survived by her mother and grandmother.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Thinking of you today. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. I cannot believe it has been 21 years since this horrible day but you are still fondly remembered by many for the great job and professionalism you always demonstrated. Your memory will continue to be honored.


February 26, 2021

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