Showing respect - law enforcement escorts Officer Cornett to funeral home

Matthew Lane • Updated Apr 24, 2018 at 8:50 AM

KINGSPORT – Officer Sean Cornett has been returned home to Kingsport.

Cornett, a 14-year veteran with the Kingsport Police Department and a Dobyns-Bennett SRO, passed away last week while on vacation out of town.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, a procession of officers and deputies with KPD and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office escorted the vehicle carrying Cornett’s body through Kingsport. The vehicle came through town, down Fort Henry Drive and ended at Carter Trent Funeral Home.

A visitation for Cornett will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the DB Dome with a celebration of life service taking place at 4 p.m. A private graveside service will be conducted by the Kingsport Police Honor Guard at Holston View Cemetery.


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