KPD officer killed in motorcycle wreck

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Knoxville Police Dept. officer died Monday evening after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing in Sevierville, the department announced.

David Munson was heading east on Douglas Dam Road (Hwy. 338) shortly before 7:00 p.m. when he went off the road while negotiating a curve near Haggard Road, according to THP reports.

Munson's Yamaha went off the left side of the highway and hit a guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Munson was a patrol officer in the East District, said Darrell DeBusk, KPD's Public Information Officer. He graduated from the Academy in December 2011.

He will receive a full honor service, said DeBusk. Arrangements have not been completed.

Munson had been married for five years.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero released the following statement after hearing of Munson's death:

I am very saddened to learn of Officer Munson’s death. I know he loved his job, and he provided great service to the Knoxville Police Department and the people of Knoxville. On behalf of his colleagues, Police Chief David Rausch, and all of us in the administration, I want to thank his family and loved ones for his service, and convey our sorrow at his loss.

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