Airport officer dies in lawn mower accident

Airport officer dies in lawn mower accident

Michael Goins (courtesy: Mcghee Tyson Airport) Michael Goins (courtesy: Mcghee Tyson Airport)
HARRIMAN (WATE) - An airport officer was killed in an accident involving a lawn mower.

Michael Goins worked at McGhee Tyson Airport as a public safety officer. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and had 15 years of local law enforcement experience.

McGhee Tyson Airport sent a statement saying in part, "The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority has lost one of its valued public safety officers..... As a Public Safety Officer 3, Officer Goins was highly involved protecting the passengers, guests and tenants of McGhee Tyson Airport."

Receiving of friends will be held Thursday at the Harriman High School gym from 5 to 8 p.m.Tthe funeral will be on Friday at Kyker Funeral Home in Harriman at 10 a.m.
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