About Tom Spangler
Sheriff Tom Spangler is a graduate of Carter High School in Knoxville and Tusculum College.
Sheriff Spangler served our country in the United States Air Force before beginning his law enforcement career with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Spangler served as a Corrections Officer, a Patrolman, a Patrol Supervisor, and as a Metro Narcotics Detective. He was instrumental in starting the Regional Training Academy as well as the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit.
Sheriff Spangler is a helicopter pilot and flew missions that included Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief. He served under two different Sheriffs as Chief Deputy before retiring from Knox County in 2009 to pursue his dream of professional fishing.
After a short time, he was asked to serve as the Assistant Chief of Training for the Blount County Sheriff’s Office. Tom was at BCSO until December 2016 when he resigned to run for Sheriff of Knox County. The people of Knox County elected Tom in August 2018 and he was sworn into office on September 1, 2018.
Sheriff Spangler is on the board for the Tennessee Corrections Institute (TCI) and Police Officer Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.).
Tom Spangler is an active member of Clear Springs Baptist Church in Corryton. He is married to his wife, Linda, has two daughters, Mellony and Mallory, along with 4 granddaughters and one grandson.
Donate to the Campaign
Sheriff Tom Spangler is a tested, proven, and committed leader for the people of Knox County, Tennessee. Donate to the Sheriff’s 2022 re-election campaign to keep him serving the people for four more years.
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Please mail checks to: Tom Spangler for Sheriff, PO Box 2002, Knoxville, TN 37901
Events and More
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Thank you, Knox County! Words will never be sufficient enough to express my gratitude to every one of you! To my family, my campaign managers, my volunteers, those who have made financial contributions, and the [...]
Last Day for EARLY Voting!
Early voting ends TODAY! I am asking for your VOTE as I seek my second and final term to be your Knox County Sheriff! I look forward to seeing you at the polling locations today! [...]
Last Day for Absentee Ballot!
Today is the LAST DAY to request an absentee ballot! Click the link below for the application. https://knoxcounty.org/election/2022elections/pdfs/AbsenteeBallotRequestForm.pdf
Election Day Volunteer Meeting!
Election Day Volunteer Meeting We will be having a quick, drop-in type volunteer meeting this coming Sunday, May 1st, from 3 pm-5 pm in the parking lot of the expo center. We will go over [...]
Sheriff Spangler Accomplishments!
A few things Sheriff Spangler and his team have accomplished while in office. - Created better IT infrastructure with a new website and innovative crime mapping technology to better inform citizens of crime patterns in [...]
Week Two of Early Voting Is Here!
As we head into the second week of early voting, I want to tell everyone how honored I am to continue to receive such an outpouring of support! I’m humbled by all the calls, texts, [...]