KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center (Update)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center (Update)
DATE: June 8, 2019
CASE #: 19-012705
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 8, 2019 as of approximately 10:30 PM, Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center is believed to have been rendered safe and has resumed normal business routines. With the exception of one hallway where the aforementioned incident took place, the facility is back open.

Having said that, people are still being asked to stay away from the facility unless they have a specific need to be there, as an active criminal investigation is still underway.

No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

As previously released:

On June 8, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting incident at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center, located at 1901 Meadowview Parkway in Kingsport. The preliminary investigation has revealed the following:

1) A criminal incident has transpired which has resulted in at least one gunshot being fired and at least one victim being struck by gunfire.

2) That victim has been transported to an area healthcare facility for medical treatment.

3) The suspect is still at large, but is believed to have already left the scene.

4) There is currently still a strong police presence at the facility.

Anyone not at the facility is asked to please stay away to allow the police to investigate the incident without interference. Anyone at the facility is instructed to please specifically follow all instructions from the police and hotel staff to the letter.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of their investigation into the incident. No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Investigating Shooting Incident at Meadowview Convention Center
DATE: June 8, 2019
CASE #: 19-012705
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 8, 2019 at approximately 7:30 PM the Kingsport Police Department was notified of a shooting incident at Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center, located at 1901 Meadowview Parkway in Kingsport. The preliminary investigation has revealed the following:

1) A criminal incident has transpired which has resulted in at least one gunshot being fired and at least one victim being struck by gunfire.

2) That victim has been transported to an area healthcare facility for medical treatment.

3) The suspect is still at large, but is believed to have already left the scene.

4) There is currently still a strong police presence at the facility.

Anyone not at the facility is asked to please stay away to allow the police to investigate the incident without interference. Anyone at the facility is instructed to please specifically follow all instructions from the police and hotel staff to the letter.

The K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division is in the preliminary stages of their investigation into the incident. No further details are available for release at this time. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and at the appropriate point in that investigation.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Fatal I-81 Single Motor Vehicle Collision Under Investigation by K.P.D.

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Fatal I-81 Single Motor Vehicle Collision Under Investigation by K.P.D.
DATE: June 6, 2019
CASE #: 19-012501
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On June 6, 2019 at approximately 6:00 AM, the Kingsport Police Department was notified of the discovery of a single motor vehicle that had come to a rest on its top alongside Lynn Road, underneath the Interstate 81 overpass. The individual who reported it had apparently just discovered the crashed vehicle after the fact and did not see the actual preceding collision.

Responding K.P.D. Patrol Officers located two deceased occupants inside of the vehicle. The vehicle’s engine was already cold, so it is presently unknown exactly what time the crash occurred. Due to the severity of the incident, Certified Crash Reconstructionists with the K.P.D. Traffic Unit were summoned to the scene and assumed the lead role in the investigation. Their findings thus far are as follows:

A red 2015 Kia Rio compact 4-door sedan, driven by Rosalyn Maria Waddle (of Hampton, VA) and also occupied by one additional front seat passenger, Kimberlee A Dietz (of Williamsburg, VA), was southbound on I-81 just before the Lynn Road overpass (at approximately the 63.8 mile-marker), when for unknown reasons, the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and entered the grass median.

The vehicle traveled a short distance along the median, became airborne due to the uneven terrain, and struck the top of a guardrail. The vehicle continued airborne, flipped end-over-end, fell approximately 20 feet, and landed upside down on a grass embankment adjacent to the opposite side of Lynn Road below.

This crash remains under active investigation by the K.P.D. Traffic Unit. Investigators have requested that anyone who may have witnessed the crash or who may be able to provide any additional information that could assist with this investigation to please contact them in a timely manner at 423-224-2750.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

COLLISION VEHICLE INFORMATION
Make Kia
Model Rio
Year 2015
Type 4-Door Compact Sedan
Color Red
Damage Disabling Damage
Driver Name Rosalyn Maria Waddle
Age 37 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/Black
Residency Hampton, VA
Injuries Fatal
Passenger Name Kimberlee A. Dietz
Age 36 Years of Age
Gender/Race Female/White
Residency Williamsburg, VA
Injuries Fatal
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer (Final Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer (Final Notice)
DATE: May 31, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: There are only a couple of days remaining to submit your application to become a Kingsport Police Officer. For the first time in several decades, no written entrance exam will be administered. In an attempt to encourage more qualified candidates to apply, the testing process for this session will begin with a physical agility evaluation. Apply today at:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

As previously released:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Applications are being accepted from May 18, 2019 until no later than June 2, 2019. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than December 25, 2019. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the June 2nd deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both June 18 and June 25, 2019. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $15.92 per hour or $33,119 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Man

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Attempting to Locate Missing Man
DATE: May 30, 2019
CASE #: 19-011163
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On May 22, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM, Ronnie D. Herring was reported as a missing person to the Kingsport Police Department by his sister. She advised that nobody in her family had seen or heard from him since December 2018. She stated that he is currently homeless, but typically frequents the Downtown and Lynn Garden areas of Kingsport. There is also reason to believe that he may have possibly traveled to Miami, Florida.

Mr. Herring is a 47 year old white male adult with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs roughly 200 pounds. A photograph of Mr. Herring is included with this release. Anyone who sees him or who may know his current whereabouts is asked to contact Detectives in the K.P.D. Criminal Investigations Division at 423-229-9429 or call Kingsport Central Dispatch at 423-246-9111.

Alternatively, if an individual who is able to supply information related to this or any other case wishes not to be identified, tips can be submitted anonymously via online “Citizen Feedback” forms available at the following link:

https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/police-department/contact-us

MISSING PERSON INFORMATION
Name Ronnie D. Herring
Age 47 Years of Age
Gender/Race Male/White
Height/

Weight

6 feet 1 inch

200 pounds

Hair/

Eyes

Black Hair

Brown Eyes

Residency Kingsport, TN or Miami, FL

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer (4th Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer (4th Notice)
DATE: May 28, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: There is less than one week remaining to submit your application to become a Kingsport Police Officer. For the first time in several decades, no written entrance exam will be administered. In an attempt to encourage more qualified candidates to apply, the testing process for this session will begin with a physical agility evaluation. Apply today at:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

As previously released:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Applications are being accepted from May 18, 2019 until no later than June 2, 2019. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than December 25, 2019. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the June 2nd deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both June 18 and June 25, 2019. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $15.92 per hour or $33,119 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

KPD e-News Release: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer (3rd Notice)

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Applications Being Accepted for the Position of Kingsport Police Officer (3rd Notice)
DATE: May 24, 2019
GENERAL NARRATIVE
Reminder: There are less than ten (10) days remaining to submit your application to become a Kingsport Police Officer. For the first time in several decades, no written entrance exam will be administered. In an attempt to encourage more qualified candidates to apply, the testing process for this session will begin with a physical agility evaluation. Apply today at:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

As previously released:

The City of Kingsport Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. The Kingsport Police Department is hoping to hire several new officers out of this application process to fill any existing and upcoming vacancies. Applications are being accepted from May 18, 2019 until no later than June 2, 2019. Those interested must submit a new application regardless of whether or not they have applied or tested with K.P.D. in the past.

Individuals who are interested in a career in law enforcement are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen and either already be at least 21 years of age or be turning 21 by no later than December 25, 2019. Applicants are asked to only submit their application once, as weeding out duplicate applications hampers efficiency. All applications must be submitted online using the following link:

https://www.GovernmentJobs.com/Careers/Kingsport

Following the June 2nd deadline, all applicants will receive a confirmation email, as well as a letter by traditional mail, containing further instructions regarding the upcoming Police Applicant Testing procedures, as well as the exact date that they are to report for testing.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A WRITTEN EXAMINATION AS PART OF THIS TESTING PROCESS.

All applicants will begin the testing process with a physical agility evaluation. The physical agility evaluation will be administered on both June 18 and June 25, 2019. Applicants will be divided alphabetically and will be assigned one of these two dates and notified accordingly. These sessions will be conducted at Domtar Park, located at 1414 Riverport Road in Kingsport.

The physical agility evaluation will consist of a timed one-mile run and a timed roughly one-quarter-mile obstacle course designed to measure fitness, strength, agility, and endurance as related to the duties of a Police Officer. Individuals must have an application on file and sign a waiver of liability in order to be eligible to participate.

The applications of those candidates who successfully pass the physical agility evaluation will be reviewed for eligibility and suitability to move forward to the interview panel phase. General criteria to be considered for selection for an interview will be outlined in the confirmation email and letter each applicant will receive to notify them of their testing date.

Those applicants with the highest combined scores on the physical agility evaluation and interview panel will then be interviewed by the Chief of Police to determine the final selections. Those ultimately selected will also be subject to a medical examination, psychological evaluation, and a thorough background investigation prior to actual hiring.

The current starting salary for Police Officer Trainee is $15.92 per hour or $33,119 annually. Applicants who are already certified law enforcement officers may be eligible for a salary adjustment to compensate for prior experience if certain criteria are met. Academy training and all essential equipment including uniforms, firearms, body armor, and duty gear are provided by the department. K.P.D. also issues take-home police cruisers to officers meeting specific residency requirements.

City of Kingsport employee benefits include direct payroll deposit; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; employee life insurance; optional supplemental and dependent life insurance; long-term disability; health insurance; optional dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; ICMA RC 401 retirement; and optional ICMA RC 457 retirement.

For additional information regarding the application process, please call the City of Kingsport Human Resources Department at 423-229-9401. For additional information regarding a law enforcement career at the Kingsport Police Department, please call Lieutenant Chris Tincher with the K.P.D. Professional Standards Unit at 423-343-9805.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton