Tuesday, we heard from Clinton Police Chief Rick Scarbrough as he discussed last week’s tragic on-duty shooting death of Maryville Police officer Kenny Moats and its affect on the officers in his department as well as the ways that the Clinton PD and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department helped out their counterparts in Blount County over the weekend.
This summer has been a difficult one for law enforcement agencies across the country, with some being scrutinized over questionable shootings, and still others under attack as we saw in Louisiana and Texas. Chief Scarbrough, when asked about how the Clinton community has responded to last week’s incident, said that the outpouring of support has been coming in ever since five Dallas police officers were shot while guarding a peaceful protest over police conduct. That support has come through phone calls, cards, flowers, baked goods and simple gestures and Chief Scarbrough remarked that “we live in a great community.”
We here at the Radio Ranch want all of our local law enforcement officers to know that their efforts to keep the community safe are noted and appreciated.