Longtime Public Servant Gen. Helper Passes Away Late Monday, March 20th.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (March 21, 2023) – The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference is deeply saddened to announce that our friend and colleague, District Attorney General Kim Helper, passed away late Monday night following a brief illness.
Gen. Helper served as the District Attorney General for the 21st Judicial District since 2008. Originally from upstate New York, Gen. Helper began her career in public service in Tennessee in 1998. Prior to her service as District Attorney, she served in the attorney general’s office and as an assistant district attorney. A dedicated public servant, General Helper was an active member of numerous community organizations and served on the finance and audit, legislative, and family justice committees for the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. General Helper served as the TNDAGC representative to the Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors, as well as on the Trial Court Vacancy Commission and the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments. She served as President of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference from 2015 to 2016.
“General Helper’s service and devotion to justice and the people of Tennessee was unmatched. She dedicated her life to this work and for that we owe her our deepest gratitude,” said TNDAGC Executive Director Guy Jones. “Deepest sympathy to her family and staff. She will be terribly missed.”
Gen. Helper is survived by her husband, Gerry Helper, and two daughters. Service arrangements are still pending.