SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office hosted a blood drive in honor of officers that gave their lives in the line of duty.

The drive honored several local officers in partnership with Marsh Regional Blood Center:

  • Deputy Bowlin
  • Deputy Mitchell
  • Sergeant Hinkle
  • Sergeant Stewart

“We had the passing of Sgt. Hinkle, which brought a lot of attention to the blood drives,” said Captain Jeremiah Lane. “What this is is another way we can give back to the community. We have a lot of officers that donate blood, and a lot of people from the community come donate blood and want to help each other out.”

The event ran from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the office’s headquarters at 140 Blountville Bypass.

While walk-in donations were accepted, Marsh encouraged those who wanted to donate to register online.