First Annual PTSD Awareness Walk takes place Saturday

First Annual PTSD Awareness Walk takes place Saturday

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Jones was shot and killed by police last year, after he allegedly shot at police and citizens. Jones was shot and killed by police last year, after he allegedly shot at police and citizens.

MARYVILLE (WATE) - The First Annual PTSD Awareness Walk is being held Saturday in remembrance of  U.S. Marine Corps veteran Theodore "TJ" Jones, IV.

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of a Blount County veteran, who served multiple combat tours with the USMC. 

The walk will gather at 9:30 a.m. behind the Blount County Courthouse. The walk will be about 1 mile and end in the heart of Maryville.

Jones was shot and killed by police last year, after he allegedly shot at police and citizens. 

Officers responded to a call regarding shots being fired, which ended when Jones was found at a vacant business on Broadway in Maryville.

Jones ignored officers' commands to drop his weapon, resulting in two Maryville police officers and a Blount County sheriff's deputy shooting him.

Family members believe Jones suffered from PTSD, which was partially responsible for the incident. 

Saturday's event is meant to raise awareness for PTSD and conditions like it. 

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