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
Voter Registration Deadline is near!
The deadline to register to vote is tomorrow! Monday, April 4th, is the deadline to register to vote to be able to vote in the May 3rd primary. Not sure of your voter registration status? [...]
Let’s Chat for a few!
I would love to see you and chat at the Knoxville Expo center on March 31, 2022 from 4:30p - 8:30p located at 5441 Clinton Highway. This will be part of the ‘meet your candidate event.’ [...]
Thank You For Your Support Volunteers!
HUMBLED! I’ve tried to absorb the outpouring of support from this group tonight. I can’t begin to express how incredibly blessed I feel. God is going before me, preparing the way for the finality of [...]
Working together for safer neighborhoods.
It's an honor to make this post with our statistics over the past five years and give the credit where credit is due! The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has the absolute best patrol officers, men [...]
Enhancing School safety with teamwork!
As your Sheriff, I take great pride in working alongside the Knox County School System to provide a safe environment for our children. Our schools should be a safe place to learn and allow children [...]
Keeping our streets safe!
Did you know the number of patrolmen currently on the streets of Knox County is up? As your Sheriff, I continue in my dedication to your safety, making our neighborhoods and streets safer! Your subdivisions [...]