The daily paper had a story about a former KCSO employee and comments he allegedly made as a Pastor of a local congregation. The daily paper made much ado about Sheriff Spangler and KCSO Communication Director not responding to requests for comments.
I received the response from the Sheriff and the individual is NOT an active employee of KCSO.
“Detective Fritts turned in his request for The Knox County Voluntary Workforce Reduction Buy Out approximately two weeks ago. I accepted his request. Detective Fritts is no longer on active duty with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, he is currently on paid sick leave until the effective date of the workforce reduction which will be July 19, 2019.”
“I want to be very clear that it is my responsibility to ensure equal protection to ALL citizens of Knox County, Tennessee under the law, my oath and the United States Constitution without discrimination or hesitation. Rest assured that I have and will continue to do so. “ – Sheriff, Tom Spangler