May 4, 2007 - Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam
and Police Chief Sterling Owen today named Reserve Officer Gary
Cinnamon the 2006 Knoxville Police Department's Reserve Officer
of the Year. Officer Cinnamon retired from KPD in April 2000 after
serving more than 25 years as an officer.
Chief Owen said that Officer Cinnamon is a great example of what
the Reserve Unit is all about - volunteering their time to the citizens
of Knoxville. Officer Cinnamon will gladly do anything that is requested
of him to do. When he is called upon for service, he is always ready
and willing to help. Officer Cinnamon has also volunteered his time
to operate the prisoner transport wagon when other wagon drivers
have been off for vacation.
Owen said, "Officer Cinnamon's 25 years of police service as
a full time officer before retiring from the KPD has been a big
asset to the Reserve Unit. His experiences and comments are greatly
welcomed and enjoyed by other reserves during their training sessions."
Mayor Haslam said, "We thank Officer Cinnamon for the time
he has volunteered to the police department and to the citizens
of Knoxville. Even after retirement, he has continued to do his
part to make our community as safe as possible."
Officer Cinnamon will receive a signed certificate from the Mayor
and Chief along with a free dinner from Puleo's Restaurant.