The news of Deputy Greg McCowan’s untimely passing has left a community in mourning, shedding light on his extensive history of service with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).
As details emerge, it becomes apparent that McCowan’s commitment to law enforcement was a lifelong aspiration that he pursued with unwavering dedication. Bobby Felty, who had the privilege of knowing McCowan long before his law enforcement career, spoke highly of the late deputy’s character.
Having worked alongside McCowan at MasterCraft for over a decade, Felty remembered him as a well-liked individual, emphasizing that “everybody liked Greg.” Describing McCowan’s role at MasterCraft, Felty noted that he excelled in painting boats, showcasing his dedication and skill in his work.
Despite his proficiency in boat painting, McCowan, according to Felty, always harbored a deeper calling. “That’s what he talked about all the time, I’m going to get in there,” Felty recalled McCowan expressing his aspiration to join law enforcement.
Even during lunch breaks at MasterCraft, McCowan would delve into studying the intricacies of training and preparation for a career as a sheriff’s deputy, demonstrating his proactive approach and commitment to his dream.
McCowan’s relentless pursuit of a career in law enforcement was not just a professional ambition but a reflection of his inherent qualities. According to Felty, McCowan embodied the ideal deputy – friendly, hardworking, and dedicated.
Despite choosing a different career path initially, McCowan’s mindset and attitude consistently aligned with the qualities required for exemplary service in law enforcement.
Felty concluded by expressing the sentiment that those who hadn’t had the opportunity to meet McCowan had missed out on a remarkable individual.
The loss of Deputy Greg McCowan is not just mourned for his service as a dedicated law enforcement officer but also remembered for the outstanding character that marked every aspect of his life.