Knox Co Deputy Shot In Line Of Duty Dies
The Knox County deputy who was shot in the line of duty when he responded to a domestic disturbance call late Sunday night has now died. Deputy Tucker Blakely died Monday night at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville.
According to a preliminary investigation by the TBI, the call came in for a domestic disturbance around 11:15 Sunday night and once in the home, deputies encountered an armed male subject, who has now been identified as Matthew Logan Rose. For reasons that are still under investigation, the situation escalated and gunfire was exchanged between at least one deputy and Rose, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Deputy Blakely was also shot in that gunfire exchange.
Tucker Blakely was just 29 years old and was just about to become a K-9 officer with the Knox County Sheriff’s office. He leaves behind a wife and a 5 year old. Numerous patrol cars led a procession late last night as the deputies’ body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office. The TBI is now in charge of that investigation.