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TCSO thanks employees

Officers and staff members with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office had a bite to eat and a moment to relax at Thursday afternoon’s sheriff’s office luncheon.

TCSO personnel were honored for their dedication to law enforcement and Troup County as a whole.

“It’s just our way of saying thank you to the men and women who work here, for their sacrifice, hard work and dedication,” Sheriff James Woodruff said.

The luncheon usually takes place twice a year, Woodruff said. Last year’s fall luncheon was canceled due to COVID.

This year’s luncheon featured a raffle where $50 bills were awarded to staff. Those who could not attend the luncheon due to being on duty had their winnings collected by family members or fellow officers.

Shamekia Little, who is a technician in the office’s records department, said she was grateful for the recognition she and her colleagues were receiving.

“It’s always best to recognize your employees, that’s how you keep good people,” Little said.

Deputy Adam Richardson brought his daughter, Emma, to the luncheon.

“Today’s always been our day,” Richardson said. “We’ve had a lot of good support here.”

Mike Reeves, chaplain of the Troup County Sheriff’s Department, told attendees before blessing the meal that he prays for the officers on a daily basis and tries to check on them regularly.

“You don’t get told enough how much you are appreciated,” Reeves said.