Please let your opinion be known however you are comfortable that this community will not rest until the people who caused our son’s death are investigated FULLY and brought to justice.
Yes, my teenage son had a serious drug problem. He was involved in high-risk activities with clearly dangerous people. In no way do we minimize or make excuses for that fact. However, that didn’t give others the right to kill an 18 year old boy who was a much loved son and big brother to three younger siblings, who are devastated. Henry could have recovered from his addictions and gone on to lead a full life as a wonderful, contributing citizen. He was only eighteen years old. Now he will never have that chance.
Please make your voices heard. Leave your comments on the news stories covering Henry’s death. And we ask that you respectfully and politely express your concerns about the way this case is being handled to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department and the Knox County District Attorney’s Office (Office of the District Attorney General at 865.215.4466)
We are grateful to all of the hard working law enforcement officers and prosecutors in our community. We know they have THE most difficult of difficult jobs. In no way do we want to malign the excellent reputation that these professionals have earned in Knox County. But our young son didn’t have to die. There needs to be a comprehensive, focused and skilled investigation into what is an admittedly complex series of events that led to Henry’s death.
Henry didn’t have to die. He didn’t want to die. And we are heartbroken and shattered.
Please help us speak for Henry.
Katie, Henry’s mama