February 27, 2019 – In Breaking News – Fox News
A Tennessee police officer shot over the weekend when a welfare check morphed into a shootout has died, officials said Tuesday.
Police said Sgt. Steve Hinkle, with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, was shot by 44-year-old Jackie Scott Pendergrass on Saturday.
(Sullivan County deputy Steve Hinkle dies after shooting in Blountville. Courtesy of WJHL and YouTube. Posted on Feb 26, 2019.)
“Sergeant Hinkle proudly served Sullivan County with honor and distinction for over 27 years as a full-time employee,” the sheriff’s office said via Facebook.
“He also served as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff for five years prior to his full-time employment.”
According to the Tennessee Bureaus of Investigation (TBI), deputies were dispatched to Pendergrass’ home after a welfare check was requested.
Sgt. Steve Hinkle of the Sullivan County, TN Sheriff’s Office was dedicated to his community for 27 years & made the ultimate sacrifice as he served others. He led a life of significance keeping people safe from crime and disorder. My prayers are with his family. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/zBR0K67wBn
— Bill Bratton (@CommissBratton) February 27, 2019
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(More than 250 law enforcement officers and hospital team members lined the halls of Bristol Regional Medical Center to pay respects and to honor Sgt. Steve Hinkle. (Source: Ballad Health). Courtesy of WJHL and YouTube. Posted on Feb 27, 2019.)
Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sergeant Hinkle, both blood and blue. Thank you for your bravery in serving the citizens of Tennessee with pride and distinction. You will not be forgotten.
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