Investigators awaiting autopsy results in officer death

Kingston Police tell us that investigators are still awaiting autopsy results on Oliver Springs Police Officer James Perkins, whose body was found a in a partially-submerged vehicle in the Clinch River in Kingston last Thursday morning. As we have previously reported, foul play is not suspected in Perkins’ death and we have been told that the event could have been accidental but those details will come out after the final report is released we’ve been told will be Friday.

The body was taken by Roane County Rescue Squad members to The UT Forensics Center for an autopsy. We will give you more information when it’s available. The family will receive friends for Officer Perkins at The Rockwood Church of Christ on Chamberlin Avenue, Friday from 5pm until 8pm and the funeral service will be Saturday morning at 11am at Rockwood’s Evans Mortuary followed by burial at The Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood with law enforcement honors.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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