Knoxville (WVLT) -- Knox County's new Sheriff is continuing a tradition his predecessor established six years ago.
Today was Community Appreciation Day in Concord Park
Sheriff J.J. Jones says today's event gives people the chance to meet the men and women who keep Knox County safe.
"Most of the situations when Officer's are dealing with the public, somebody's house has been broken into, they have had a wreck, or something bad has happen," said Sheriff Jones. "This is a good setting where everybody is in a friendly and fun setting."
One of the event's highlights was a mock air to water rescue team demonstration.
The event was capped off just after dark with a large fire works display.