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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Tennessee

Friday, August 26, 2016

Remarks From United States Attorney Nancy Harr On The Recent Officer Shooting Deaths In Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Earlier this month TBI Special Agent De’Greaun Frazier was murdered while performing his duty to serve and protect the public. Thursday afternoon, tragedy again struck our state when Maryville Police Officer Kenny Moats was shot and killed while responding to a call for help.

Words alone cannot express the bravery of these professionals or the loss to their families and the communities they served. During this difficult time, as the law enforcement community gathers to mourn and support the families of these officers, we hope that the residents of east Tennessee will take this time to support law enforcement and show them that they are a valuable asset to our communities.  We at the U.S. Attorney’s Office see the dedication and sacrifice of the men and women in law enforcement on a daily basis and will continue to do our best to support them.

On behalf of the employees of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, I would like to say a heartfelt “THANK YOU” … a phrase most officers don’t hear enough.

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Updated August 26, 2016