Knox County remembered the life and sacrifice of a 15-year-old boy who died shielding his friends from gunfire.

Tuesday is Zaevion Dobson Day.

Knox County leaders made the declaration last year. No. 24 was Dobson’s football jersey number when he played at Fulton High School.

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Lonsdale Elementary School featured  a number of events in Dobson’s honor on Tuesday.

Zenobia Dobson, Zaevion’s mother, spoke at the event. University of Tennessee football players Todd Kelly Jr. and LaTroy Lewis also spoke about the young man.

The school presnted a check to the Zaevion Dobson Memorial Foundation.