Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely

Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, October 2, 2023

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Tucker Blakely

Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely succumbed to gunshot wounds he received while responding to a domestic violence call at the 3200 block of Denver Lane in Knoxville.

At 11:30 p.m., deputies encountered an armed subject after receiving a domestic violence call. The situation escalated, and a gun battle ensued. Deputy Blakely was struck twice.

The subject was shot and killed by returning gunfire.

Deputy Blakely was transported to UT Medical Center and remained on life support so his organs could be donated.

Deputy Blakely was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Knox County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his wife, son, and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 1, 2023
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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For the family of Deputy Tucker Blakely, we pray:
Father in Heaven, we ask thee to bless the soul of this thy servant departed Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely and keep his spirit with you throughout all eternity. We believe that no one leaves this earthly place alone that you send Angels to take us by the hand and lead us on that final journey. Father we ask thy blessing on the family and loved ones who mourn his passing. Give then strength and courage. Give them comfort and peace. This we ask in thy Holy name, Amen.

On behalf of IPA Region 14 President Al Tosi; Regional Vice President for Tennessee, Doug Riggin.

Chaplain George E. Martin, Sr.

International Police Association
Region 14 (NC, SC, TN, GA)

November 26, 2023

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