Knox County Detention Center to be renamed

Knox County Detention Center to be renamed in long-time employee's memory

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Assistant Chief Roger Wilson (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Assistant Chief Roger Wilson (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office is renaming the county's detention center in memory of long-time employee Roger D. Wilson who died in February.

The Knox County Detention Facility will be renamed the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility in a special dedication ceremony to be held Monday morning at 10:30 on the steps of the detention center.

The new name will be revealed by members of the Wilson family and Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones.

Wilson, 55, was assistant chief over KCSO's inmate work program which provided thousands of hours of inmate service to non-profits, parks, churches, cemeteries, and city and county projects.

He was also very popular in the Carter Community where he lived.

2/17/2014 Related story: KCSO assistant chief passes away

"I am proud to have worked with Roger and even more proud to have been his friend," said Sheriff Jones.   "I hope as people drive up to the facility and see Roger's name they will realize just how much he meant to us."

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