KINGSTON (WATE) – Hearts are still hurting in the law enforcement community across East Tennessee, mourning the tragic death of Maryville Police Officer Kenny Moats.
Officer Moats was killed in the line of duty last week while responding to a domestic abuse call. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Because this is an unbelievable tragedy for the community, deputies with the Roane County Sheriff’s Office wanted to do all they could to help his family. The flags at RCSO are at half staff and badges have been shrouded.
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Deputies at RCSO have also decided to come out and hold a roadblock as a way to raise money for the Moats family. The stoppage will happen from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday off the Midtown Exit on I-40 at the intersection of Pine Ridge Road. All the community has to do is come to a stop and donate cash.
“It leaves an empty hole in your heart and you try and fill that with love and affection towards one another,” said Roane County Sheriff Jack Stockton.
There’s the hope the community gives generously.
“We do recognize there’s a God that’s greater than us and if you have a servant’s heart you have to have that humble mindset,” said Sheriff Stockton. “To share that with one another, that’s the brotherhood of the job.”