It was an emotional day in downtown Knoxville, as a well-liked police officer was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident was laid to rest.
In addition to his family and friends, law enforcement officers and other emergency workers joined a procession from the funeral home to Office David Munson's final resting place in Seymour.
The procession wound through downtown Knoxville, where employees of the City County Building who couldn't attend the services came outside to pay their respects.
The Knoxville Fire Department lifted an American flag from a ladder truck.
At the cemetery, Munson received full burial honors, complete with taps, a 21-gun salute, and a helicopter fly-over.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office and Sevier County Sheriff's Office helped direct traffic and road closures for the procession.
Funeral services have been set for a Knoxville Police officer who was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident.
Officer David Munson was killed Monday evening. His funeral is scheduled for 11:00 am on Friday, November 1, at Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, which is located at 4615 Asheville Highway. The burial will follow at Atchley's Seymour Memory Gardens, located at 122 Peacock Court in Seymour.
Munson will be honored during the procession from the funeral home to the cemetery. KPD employees who cannot attend the service will show their support as the procession passes the Safety Building, and the Knoxville Fire Department will display the American flag from their ladder trucks behind the Safety Building on Hill Avenue. The community invited to line the route of the procession to pay their respects.
Here is the planned route for the funeral procession:
- West on Magnolia to Hall of Fame
- South on Hall of Fame to Howard Baker Jr.
- East on Howard Baker Jr. to Hill Ave.
- South on Hill then across the South Knox Bridge to Moody
- West on Moody to Chapman Hwy
- South on Chapman Hwy to grave site
(WBIR-Sevierville) A Knoxville police officer died in a motorcycle accident Monday evening in Sevierville.
A KPD release said Officer David Munson, 27, lost control of his personal motorcycle going around a curve and struck a guardrail on State Route 388 at 6:45 pm. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene.
Munson graduated from the police academy in 2011 and was assigned to the east district. He leaves behind a wife of five years. KPD said Munson will receive a full honor service. Funeral arrangements haven't been set at this time.