Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, October 2, 2023

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely

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

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

November 12, 2023

Sheriffs Deputy Blakely was my very first Officer Down call while on duty with the Knoxville Police Department. I remember it like it was yesterday. My FTO and myself were investigating a shooting when we received the call. Myself and my FTO left the scene we were investigating to get to the interstate to block exit and entrance ramps to the interstate, so the ambulance could get Deputy Blakely to the emergency room as quickly as possible. Deputy Blakely will forever hold a place in my heart, rest in peace brother. We'll hold the line from here while you go home. We got your families six. Love you brother.

Tyler Wheeler

November 3, 2023

Rest up, to my brother in arms that i did not know. May your family be at peace and have understanding within God’s will.

Sgt jackson
U.S. Army

October 24, 2023

K-9 Deputy Blakely may you rest in peace in the arms of Jesus. You were obviously a great man that I unfortunately did not have the pleasure to know. Your service, dedication and sacrifice to your country, community and fellow man will never be forgotten. You had a true servants heart even after death to save others with your generous donation of life. Thank you Sir.

Grateful citizen and blue family member

October 21, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Blakely. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 20, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

October 18, 2023

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain (Ret.) Bernard Flint
Department of Defense / Police Division

October 13, 2023

We thank Deputy Blakely for both his service to our Nation, and to the residents of Knox County, Tn. May his soul forever rest in peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 13, 2023

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

Author Unknown

"This We'll Defend"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 12, 2023

Deputy Blakely was an outstanding young man, father, and husband. He would volunteer and do anything for anyone. He was from my agency and I spoke to him several times. He lived as a hero and died a hero. He will surely be missed by all.

Mitchell Crowe
Knox County Sheriff’s Office

October 12, 2023

God bless you Deputy Blakey. You are a true hero. Rest is peace my brother. Blessed be the peace maker for they will be the children of God.

Police Officer retired Brent Wagner.
Henderson Police Dept. San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept.

October 10, 2023

RIP brother. You will never be forgotten, and we will see you again.

Patrolman Nick Wilhelmson KCSO Knox Coun
Knox County Sheriff’s Office

October 9, 2023

My heart aches for the loss of this fine young man. May God Bless & keep you.

Donna Payton
A thankful citizen

October 9, 2023

Hi I would just wanna say that I knew Tucker was a friend of mine at my church whenever I was feeling down I would go talk to him about life and see how he is doing and tell him about stuff about 3 weeks ago I told him about how I have a stalker and he would just bright up my day and stuff we would joke around but when u heard this news it wasn’t a joke I started to feel that tingling feeling in my whole body thinking why him why him bad thinking someone should of told me about this because I didn’t get the news until today thank you for talking your time to read this and I love you Tucker ik you had a great life and are in heaven now

Bryce Cook
15 year old and knew him from my church on Wednesdays

October 8, 2023

Sheriff Blakely, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 8, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakely. Please know we are eternally grateful for Tucker’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Sheriff Blakely, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Knox County Sheriff's Office in Knoxville, Tennessee for Tucker’s partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 also sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy Sheriff Tucker Blakey’s wife.

Also sent to Ms. Blakeley was a “Forever Grateful” Military Challenge coin to honor Tucker’s dedication to the United States Army.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division (Retired)
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 7, 2023

Rest In Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

October 7, 2023

RIP my brother! Deputy Tucker Blakely thank you for your service. May God be with and comfort your family and loved ones. You are truly an Angel.

Deputy Sheriff (Ret) Glen Allison
Tarrant County S.O. Ft Worth, Texas

October 7, 2023

God rest his soul. Real Hero.

Sergeant Kevin ford retired

October 7, 2023

May God be with his Wife and Child during this tragic time and in the future. Officer Blakely now Rests in the Arms of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A true Hero to his Wife,Child, and Community. His love for his Family and Job will never be forgotten. RIP Officer Blakely ….you not only gave your life “BUT” gave life to “MANY “ others in Your Death!

Retired Federal Officer

October 6, 2023

I’m a retired KFD asst chief and over my time and service I’ve seen way too much tragedy and pain. However, this hits home because I’ve always considered KCSO a sister organization. They came when we called and we did the same. May God bless you and your family, and know that each and every service organization feels as I do.
Steve Clabough
KFD Asst Chief (ret)

Steve Clabough Asst Chief KFD ret.
Knoxville Fire Department

October 6, 2023

Citizen of Knoxville (2 years) formally New Orleans area. RIP and God bless you, your family and family in Blue.


October 6, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

October 6, 2023

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