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In Memoriam: Vince Kanipe

Vince KanipeVince Kanipe, a retired UT Police Department officer who was assigned as a liaison to the Volunteer football team, passed away on November 13. He was 74.

Kanipe joined the university in September 1981 and served in UTPD’s patrol division. As part of his assignment, he traveled with the football team under coach Phil Fulmer. He retired from UTPD in January 2010 after 28 years of service.

He was a 1963 graduate of East Knoxville High School, and a 1966 graduate of Fulton Technical Vocational School in Mechanical Drafting and Design.

Kanipe’s family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, at Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.