TYLER, TX – Numerous Smith County Sheriff's Office employees were recognized for their service during tonight's annual Smith County Sheriff's Office Awards Banquet, which was held in the Galilee Room of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.
Sheriff Larry Smith recognized employees who have served five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years and 25 employees received awards for outstanding service during the past 12 months.
"I want the public to know that the Smith County Sheriff's Office has a great group of people who are dedicated to their jobs, their community and to service," said Sheriff Smith. "These individuals deserve to be recognized for the long hours they work and the risks they take to protect the citizens of Smith County. I am proud of every single one of them."
Civilian Employees of the Year:
SCSO Annual Awards Banquet
Telecommunicator of the Year:
Detention Rookie Officer of the Year:
Detention Officer of the Year:
Robert Britton Memorial Rookie of the Year:
Deputy Wesley Hicks
Dale David Geddie Memorial Peace Officer of the Year:
Deputy Corey Cameron
Plain Clothes Officer of the Year:
Detective Aaron Hinton
Don Pinkerton Memorial Supervisors of the Year:
Lieutenant Carolyn Brown
Sergeant Clint Benson
Sergeant Britan Marlow
Smith County Sheriff's Office Special Services – Narcotics Unit
Sheriff's Leadership Award:
Detective Jim Fortner
Sheriff's Achievement Award:
Detective John Shoemaker
Sergeant Jeremy Black
Detective Tyrodrick Loftis
Sheriff's Meritorious Service Award:
Deputy Jeff Hobson
Detective Josh Caulkins
Trooper Nic Castle
Life Saving Medal:
Officer Lauren Fite
Deputy Shawn White
Sheriff's Distinguished Service Medal:
Deputy Tim McDonald
Kimberly Bowser, Terry Brunk, Corey Cameron, Juan Cordova, Laquenda Daille, Christopher Garrison, Stephen Gilbert, Laura Griffin, Christopher Harris, Jacob Hart, Sandra Magouirk, Rebekah Massey, Larry Phillips, Christi Pierce, Christ Rainer, Marilyn Rolling, Dean Sanderson, Glenn Williams, Ronald Young, Jr.
Floriberto Arroyo, Gerald Atchison, Justin Hall, James Sparks, Brad Williams, Hope Woods.
Travis Breazeale, Dale Dixon, Brenda Johnson, Lt. Gary Middleton, Sgt. Susie Molina, Jose Rojas.
Sgt. Patricia Blalock
Sgt. Gerald Caldwell
Sgt. Mark Stinecipher
Green Acres Baptist Church, John and Cindy Harper, Lone Star Harley Davidson, Remedy Staffing, Dillard's, Talbots, Corner Bakery Café, Chili's, The Flower Box, Margarita's Restaurant, Lock & Load, Potpourri House, Automotive & Moore, The Shootist, Jim's Jewelers, Starbucks, Nardis, Home Depot.