BREAKING: Maryville Officer Murdered

A Maryville police officer was murdered on Thursday.

A Maryville police officer was murdered on Thursday.

BREAKING: Maryville Officer Murdered

Blount County, TN – Maryville Police Officer down in Blount County, Tennessee.

A Maryville Police Department officer has been shot and killed. The officer was responding to a domestic call, WBIR reports. When officers arrived, the suspect came out of the home shooting, and this hero officer was hit. The officer’s partner returned fire but did not hit the suspect, and he was taken into custody alive.

Local News outlets incorrectly reported earlier that a Blount County Sheriff’s Deputy was shot.

No names have been released yet.

Maryville Police Chief Tony Crisp announced that the officer was taken to the University of Tennessee and died as a result of his gunshot wounds.

“We ask our citizens to remember this officer’s family. He has three small children. It’s a very trying time for his family. It’s a trying time for the men and women of the Maryville Police Department. It’s a trying time for the law enforcement in this community,” said Crisp, holding back tears.

The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office has deputies handling calls in Maryville while the officers are dealing with this tragedy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this fallen hero and the Maryville Police Department.

We will keep you updated as more information is released.