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Prayer vigil scheduled for Sullivan Co. deputy

STAFF REPORT • Feb 24, 2019 at 7:16 AM

BLOUNTVILLE — A prayer vigil has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office in Blountville for Deputy Steve Hinkle, who was shot early Saturday morning.

Sheriff Jeff Cassidy stated during a press conference Saturday evening that Hinkle, a 27 year veteran of the SCSO, was in serious condition as a result of being shot during an exchange of gunfire with Jackie Scott Pendergrass at 3606 Highway 11-W.

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Sullivan Co. Deputy Steve Hinkle reported in serious condition following shooting