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Hero Down: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Officer Doug Lamb Killed In Building Collapse

Fentress County, TN – Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency TWRA Officer Doug Lamb died on April 4 while he was working inside a building that collapsed.

Officer Lamb was off-duty at the time, WBIR reported.

Additional details regarding the collapse were not immediately released.

“Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency mourns the loss of Fentress County Wildlife Officer, Doug Lamb,” the TWRA said in a press release on Wednesday. “Lamb died in an off-duty accident on April 4, 2022.”

Officer Lamb graduated from Tennessee Tech University prior to joining the TWRA in 1992.

He initially served with the agency in Bradley County and later transferred to Fentress County in 1999.

“He loved Fentress County and its residents and considered it home,” the TWRA said.

Officer Lamb, a hunter education instructor, was “considered a true game warden by his coworkers” and especially loved working during deer season and the walleye run, according to the press release.

TWRA Lieutenant Tim Singleton said Officer Lamb was passionate about his career.

“He didn’t consider it a job. He managed the most difficult tasks of a wildlife officer, that is balancing work and family,” Lt. Singleton said. “He cherished both.”

TWRA Major CJ Jaynes said Officer Lamb was both firm and fair in carrying out his duties.

“He will be greatly missed,” Maj. Jaynes added.

Officer Lamb received six Officer of the Year awards at district, regional, and statewide levels.

“Regardless of these and other awards throughout his career, Lamb considered his family his greatest achievement,” the TWRA said.

Officer Lamb leaves behind his wife, Brenda, as well as his children, Silas and Kathryn.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency TWRA Officer Doug Lamb, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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