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Police/Fire

  • Candidates sought for Reserves program

    For those who have dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer but never had the opportunity, now is the chance.

    The Harriman Police Department is seeking qualified people for its Reserve Police Program.

    “We are looking for people who have the interest, passion and the desire to keep our citizens and neighbors safe,” said Police Chief Randy Heidle.

    The Reserve Police Program is comprised of community members who volunteer their time to fulfill many of the roles handled by full-time sworn police officers.

  • Federation supports Harriman Police Dept.

    Harriman Police Chief Randy Heidle, left, accepts a donation from David Leffew, representing the Tennessee Police Federation.

    The donation for the Harriman Police Drug Fund was made to purchase three bulletproof vests for patrol officers.

    The federation also sponsored Harriman’s recent National Night Out.

    “Harriman Police Department appreciates the support of David Leffew and the Tennessee Police Federation,” Heidle said.

  • Sheriff to start up Citizens Academy

    The popularity of television shows such as “CSI” has many questioning what goes on at the Roane County Sheriff’s Office and how detectives solve crimes.

    Some of those answers may be found in the Roane County Sheriff’s Office’s Citizens Academy, offered at no cost this fall.

    The academy is designed to give residents a better understanding of an officer’s daily duties and responsibilities.

    The curriculum is similar that of the Police Academy and is taught by some of the same instructors.

  • THP to conduct license checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of July 12 on Pansy Hill Road in Roane County.

    Another checkpoint will be the week of July 26 on Fiske Heights Road.

    Recognizing the danger presented to the public by unqualified drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by drivers who would violate the driver license laws of Tennessee.

  • Two indicted on child rape charges

    Martin Lee Thomas, 66, faces five counts of child rape.

    He was indicted by the Roane County grand jury on June 18.

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy Vianney Del Toro arrested Thomas at his home on Saturday.

    According to the indictment, the alleged rapes occurred between Jan. 1, 2009, and April 1, 2012.

    The alleged victim was younger than 13 years old.

    Jail and court records listed Thomas’ address as 241 Harvey Road, Kingston.

    He was granted a medical furlough on Monday.

  • Newly appointed police chief has big plans for Rockwood lawmen

    Danny Wright may not be sworn in as Rockwood’s new police chief until July 1, but he already has a lot in mind for the department.

    He recently met with the city’s officers and gave them some idea of what is to come.

    He explained what he has planned to Rockwood City Council recently as well.

    “It is not a job; it is not an occupation,” Wright said of police work.

    “It is a profession.”

  • THP sobriety checks set in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint from 9 to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 at the new bridge on Hwy. 58.

    Another sobriety checkpoint, also at the new bridge, will be conducted during the week of March 16.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • THP sobriety checks set in September in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint the week of Sept. 1 on Bowman Bend at Caney Creek Road.

    Another sobriety checkpoint will be the week of Sept. 2 on Hwy. 70 at Caney Creek Road.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

  • THP to conduct sobriety check in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety roadside safety checkpoint during the week of Aug. 16 on Fiske Heights Road.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States, said a release from the THP.

    During the sobriety roadside safety checkpoint, troopers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment.

  • THP to conduct sobriety checks in Roane County

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct sobriety roadside safety checkpoints in the next couple of weeks in Roane County.

    Both checkpoints will be on Hwy. 384 (Patton Lane) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    The first checkpoint will be conducted on the week of June 28.

    Drivers can expect the second checkpoint on the week of July 5.

    Impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States.