Town Crime Victim’s Rights Week set

Farragut was well-represented as National Crime Victim’s Right’s week kicked Friday, April 21, at Knoxville Family Justice Center in downtown Knoxville.

Town Mayor Ron Williams, Vice Mayor Louise Povlin and Town administrator David Smoak attended — hosted by Knox County District Attorney Charme Allen and her office.

Also in attendance was Farragut resident Jeanne Dotts Brykalski — whose parents, Les and Carol Dotts, were murdered in their Village Green home in 1995 — along with many other crime victims or their family members.

Purple ribbons, the symbol of solidarity for the cause, were offered to those not already wearing them.

“... It is a day-in and day-out nightmare while you are waiting for the arrest of person or people who murdered your loved ones,” Brykalski said. “I know what hell it has been for (my husband) Bry and I for over 28 years, and if I can help someone else, by asking questions or providing answers, I’ll do it in a heartbeat.”

Allen said the goal is “to celebrate that the victims of crime are being heard.”

Williams said the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will read a proclamation Thursday, April 27, marking April 23-29 as National Crime Victim’s Rights Week in Farragut.