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The Knox County Sheriff's Office is honoring the memory of one of its long time-employees who died in February.

On Monday, he Knox County Detention Facility was renamed the Roger D. Wilson Facility.

The new name was revealed by members of the Wilson family and Sheriff Jimmy "JJ" Jones.

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Wilson was assistant chief over K.C.S.O's inmate work program, which has provided thousands of hours of inmate service to non-profits, parks, churches, cemeteries, and city and county projects.

"The difference with Roger is he was devoted to corrections and he spent his entire career making corrections the division what it is for the sheriffs department today," said Rodney Biven, Chief Deputy over Corrections.

Wilson first started at the sheriff's office in 1992 as a control room clerk and worked his way up. He became assistant chief in 2008.

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