Local law enforcement who died this year remembered at Knoxville

Local law enforcement who died this year remembered at Knoxville ceremony

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Family, friends, and many from several law enforcement agencies gathered in Knoxville Monday to pay their respects to 13 officers who died in the last year during the annual Peace Officers' Memorial. Family, friends, and many from several law enforcement agencies gathered in Knoxville Monday to pay their respects to 13 officers who died in the last year during the annual Peace Officers' Memorial.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Family, friends, and many from several law enforcement agencies gathered in Knoxville Monday to pay their respects to 13 officers who died in the last year during the annual Peace Officers' Memorial.

Those remembered may not have died in the line of duty, but other causes as well.

Officer Sherry Bundren's father Pete Bundren was a retired investigator for the Knoxville Police Department. He passed away in April after dedicating his life to serving the community.     

"People remember him for his joking attitude and always making people laugh, but he was always there when the time came to do the serious part of the job," she said.

Thirteen local officers were remembered at the ceremony:
  • Officer David Gaddy, KCSO
  • Reserve Officer Louis Hofferbert, KCSO
  • Assistant Chief Jailer Ken Quindry, KCSO
  • Assistant Chief Jailer Roger Wilson, KCSO
  • Investigator R.B. “Pete” Bundren, KPD
  • Officer Martin E. Cagle, KPD
  • Officer Gary R. Carpenter, KPD
  • Lieutenant Harold Dexter, KPD
  • Officer David Munson, KPD
  • Captain Robert Douglas “Doug” Norman, KPD
  • Sergeant Brian Boshears, THP
  • Sergeant George Pierce, THP
  • Trooper Brownlee Reagan, THP
May 15 is designated National Peace Officers' Memorial Day nationwide, and the week containing May 15 is National Police Week. President John F. Kennedy signed the designation into law in 1962.
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