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Another death for city of Kingston

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By Damon Lawrence

Kingston police officer Tim Arnold died Saturday.

Police Chief Jim Washam said Arnold, 50, was captain over the reserve division and also worked as a part-time patrolman.

“Our guys got a call to go to his house on Saturday for a medical emergency,” Washam said. “We got there and CPR was already in progress by some of the family. My guys, first responders for the fire department and Roane County ambulance service responded.”

Washam said Arnold was taken to Roane Medical Center.

“They worked with him there more, but there was nothing they could do,” he said. “They could never get him back.”

Arnold also worked at the Kroger in Midtown.

“Even though he had a full-time job, he was one of those guys if you called him and asked him to cover a shift or special event, he was always there,” Washam said.

Arnold’s family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Fraker Funeral Home in Kingston, with funeral services to follow. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood.

“Tim will be missed,” Washam said.

The city also lost City Councilman Kevin McClure Sunday.

“The city has taken a hard lick this Christmas,” Washam said.