Knox County school resource officer inspired next generation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - School resource officers not only protect school districts, they also serve as role model to students and often form close relationships with them. 

Lieutenant Gorden Gwathney was the school resource officer at Austin-East High School when Matthew Sims was growing up. Sims now serves as a Knox County Schools officer.

They joined WATE 6 On Your Side on Friday to discuss their bond and the inspiration Gwathney gave to Sims.


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