|He is the first Park Ranger
to be killed on duty in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 58
year history. The Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited
park in the U.S..
More than 70 officers, rangers, and FBI agents descended on the
location to search for the shooter. Four hours later Jeremiah Locust
Sr. was taken into custody on suspicion of murder. He was unarmed at
the time of his arrest but a weapon thought to be used in the murder
was found. He was later sentenced to life in prison.