Retired Gatlinburg fireman dies while fishing in Norris

By Jack Mitchell – Norris Bulletin

Kenneth Ogle, a recently retired Gatlinburg fireman, died last Wednesday while fishing with his wife at the River Road boat launch.

Ogle, 68, had served with both the Gatlinburg Police Department and Fire Department. He and his wife had been fishing along the banks of the Clinch River and were walking back to their vehicle in the parking area when he suffered an undetermined medical event and collapsed.

Anderson County EMS arrived and attempted to revive Ogle but were unsuccessful. The county medical examiner was summoned to the scene and ruled that the death was due to natural causes.

A Norris police officer also responded and assisted in the incident.
Norris Police Chief Mike Poole termed the event a tragic incident and stated that the matter had been closed with no further investigation was anticipated.

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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