Officer Tucker Blakely, age 29, of Knoxville, passed away on Monday, October 2, 2023. Tucker was a Patrol Officer assigned to the Knox County Sheriff's Office Echo Shift (Echo-19). Tucker was serving his last shift with his Echo brothers and sisters when he was shot. Tucker was recently chosen as a K-9 Handler, which was his dream; his K9 was placed with him on Friday, September 29, 2023.
Tucker served the Citizens of Knox County and the Knox County Sheriff's Office faithfully until his untimely in-line of duty death. Tucker was a graduate of the Powell High School Class of 2012 and marched in the Powell High School Band. He was also a United States Army Veteran. Survivors: wife of 7 years, Katarina Blakely; 5-year-old son, Hendrik Blakely; parents: Mary and Tim Blakely, Sr.; brothers, T. J. (Jessica) Blakely, Jr. and Tyler Blakely, Dustin (Madison) and baby Blakely; nephew, Bo Blakely; sisters-in-law; Sabine, Gabriela, and Tatiana; many nieces and nephews; Rosemarie, Daniel, Johnny, Susan, and many others to come; grandmothers, Betty Anne and Carolyn, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tanja and Daniel Alexander; and his Knox County Sheriff's Office Echo Shift family.
Officer Blakely will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2023, at Clear Springs Baptist Church 7350 Tazewell Pike Corryton, TN 37721, followed by a 2:00 p.m. Celebration of Life Service. Following the Celebration of Life Service, there will be a presentation of Law Enforcement Honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hendrik's Education Fund at The Knoxville Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union 501 E. Summit Hill Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37915 865-522-3900
Condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com
. Mynatt Funeral Home Powell Chapel is honored to serve the family of Officer Tucker.