To say that I was disappointed with The Sun-Commercial's coverage of Lt. Clay Cullen's procession back to Knox County would be a gross understatement! I understand that you couldn't show pictures of the processional in Wednesday's paper because it hadn't occurred before the time of printing. So, a picture of a sign saying “God Bless You, Clay,” a couple of flags, and a normal day's traffic was on the front page that day.
Therefore, it was assumed that lots of full color pictures of the crowds lining the roads and streets all along the route would be featured on the front and inside pages of Thursday's paper. Pictures of all the police cars — state, county and city — fire trucks and motorcycles that were honoring Lt. Cullen. Pictures of all the flags in the hands of students, adults, friends and neighbors in the North Knox community being waved as the procession passed by. Sadly, none of those were there.
Instead, you featured a picture of a dead boa constrictor in Thursday's paper! You sent out a Sun-Commercial photographer to capture that picture in color. But there was no photographer present along the route of the procession honoring a local hero who gave his life, while training for an oversees mission. You missed the opportunity to honor Lt. Clayton Robert Cullen with your newspaper's coverage. And to be the newspaper of the WHOLE county!