'Every number represents a life ' | Knox County District Attorney General honors lives of victims of violent crime across East TN

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Monday marked a solemn day for families across Tennessee — National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims. The day is meant to honor people who died due to violent crime.

To honor victims and their families Charme Allen, the Knox County District Attorney General held an event to remember the victims. Pictures and memories of the victims were posted online, organized by the counties they were from, as well as their birth year and the year they 

Allen read the names of those victims in the City-County Building. One of them was Emma Walken, a spunky cheerleader who found her angel wings when she was just 16 years old.

"Emma, she was a very independent, very spunky child. She liked to make people laugh. She loved children, she wanted to be a NICU nurse," said Jill Walker, her mother.

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  • Jaspreet Singh
    published this page in Latest News 2023-12-04 14:10:48 -0800