My duties at the Sheriff's Office are to investigate cold case homicides and long term cold case missing & unidentified persons. Among my duties I am proud to be the NamUs Victim's Advocate for the State of TN. This has allowed me to train other agencies within Tennessee on the importance and use of the database and to be a voice for the victims and their families. I am a self-motivated and organized professional with a strong ability to communicate effectively. I have proven experience in networking and an in-depth knowledge of how to manage and investigate cold case homicides, and long term missing & unidentified cases. I am energetic, creative and have the ability to think outside the box in regard to my cases. I work well independently, or on a team, and I am committed to growing a positive relationship between law enforcement and the public.
Detective of the Month, Knox County Sheriff's Office, April 2013
I received the Detective of the Month award for my work on a 1981 homicide where the victim was found in a wooded lot as skeletal remains. My investigation led to the identification of the John Doe and identified a suspect after 32 years of being a Cold Case without any leads.
Law Enforcement Representative NamUs 2.0 Working Group
October 2014 – Present (2 months)Knoxville, Tennessee Area
I am serving as a Law Enforcement Representative, for the NamUs 2.0 Working Group. This is a discovery phase where I have been asked to, "provide valuable feedback to help make NamUs a better tool for law enforcement, family members of missing persons, medical examiners and coroners across the country." NamUs stands for the National Missing and Unidentified Person's Database. It is a national repository for missing and unidentified cases that is open to law enforcement, medical examiners, coroners, and the public. It is unique in that it is the only database of its kind that searches against itself and generates potential matches.
Attended NGCSU from 1996-1998, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
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