City adds $5,500 to reward for suspect in KPD officer attack, total now $15,000

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The reward for information on a suspect who attacked a Knoxville police officer after a Tennessee game now stands at  $15,000 after the city added to the reward.

The City of Knoxville said Tuesday they are adding $5,500 to the reward fund for information leading to the arrest of the person who attacked a Knoxville police officer who was directing traffic following Tennessee’s football game against Mizzou.

B.K. Hardin was directing traffic in the Fort Sanders neighborhood after the Missouri game when he was hit over the head with a hammer or tire iron.

The reward for information grew to $9500 Tuesday, after a $2,000 donation by the fraternal order of police.

Based on the investigation, the suspect is believed to be in his mid-20’s and clean shaven. The suspect is approximately 6 feet tall and should weigh in the neighborhood of 160 lbs. The suspect is believed to have been wearing a charcoal gray or faded black hoodie and light-gray pants.

KPD wants to hear from you. If you saw someone acting nervous, looking suspicious or running in the area of the attack.

If you have any information, call Knoxville police at 865-215-72-12 or you can reach out to KPD on Facebook. Callers can remain anonymous and anonymous tips can be submitted via the KPD Facebook page.

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