Christmas came early for Farragut when Capt. Brad Hall of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office was reassigned back to the West Precinct.
Hall, a 29-year KCSO veteran, is returning to oversee
Farragut and West Knoxville following a four-year absence. He previously was assigned to Town Hall before the precinct office was established on Parkside Drive, then two different officers followed in his footsteps until a few months ago.
The Farragut native and resident said he “enjoyed the position before” and is “glad to be back” in the precinct, which is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“I’ll be there to help protect Knox County and the citizens of Farragut,” Hall added, noting he will be providing a law enforcement presence at Town meetings.
In addition to hands-on service provided at the West Knox County precinct by Hall and KCSO secretary Traci Pitts regarding filing and providing copies of reports, Hall said citizens can check the knoxsheriff.org website for information.
“Folks can put in an address and see what is going on near them on the crime map, located on the web site,” he said. “They can also request reports or records, and as long as they have the report number, they can do it all — even print the reports at home.”
Farragut Mayor Ron Williams and Town administrator David Smoak have been working with Knox County Sheriff Tom Spangler on getting an officer re-assigned to the precinct, and Williams made the announcement about Hall earlier this month.
“It’s great news,” Williams said. “He is solid and a friend of Farragut.”
Hall indeed has deep roots in the community, not only currently living in Concord with his wife, Pam, but also having grown up in Farragut and graduating from Farragut High School in 1985 before beginning his extensive law enforcement career.
Before attending police academy training, he worked as a corrections officer “under (former Knox County Sheriff) Joe Fowler,” Hall said. After a brief stint in Alabama, he returned to Knox County, where he has been ever since.
Assigned to the KCSO Detective Division for 19 years, Hall has worked as a DUI patrol officer, as a patrol supervisor and with the K-9 Unit.