It's been ten years since a Loudon County deputy was killed in the line of duty.
A large crowd, which numbered up to 150 people or so, gathered outside the Loudon Couny Justice Center Wednesday morning, to remember Deputy Jason Scott, who was shot while responding to a domestic call on March 12, 2004.
Sheriff Tim Guider spoke to the group, which included law enforcement officers, family members, and friends.
Scott, who was only 24 when he died, was remembered as a man who loved life, loved his job and community, and loved making people laugh.
Scott's mother, Patti Hamil, said she's reminded of her son every day, but is comforted by the support and prayers of the community, and the legacy Scott left behind.
A dogwood tree was planted as a memorial to Scott. His sister, Jayme Brown, said Scott loved dogwood trees, and enjoyed posing for silly pictures in front of them when they were growing up.
Sheriff Guider took the opportunity to thank all the other law enforcement agencies who responded to the shooting scene that morning. Many of the officers who assisted that day were on hand to mark the anniversary, including representatives from Knox County, and Blount County.
Scott was shot and killed by 16-year-old Michael Harvey, who was barricaded in his home. Harvey eventually took his own life.
Scott has a daughter, Jaden, who was born shortly after his death.