Chamber honors police officers, firemen of the year
The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce took time last week to recognize the community’s finest as it held a special Networking at Lunch event to honor the top police officers and firemen in the county.
The event, held Thursday, Sept. 14, included the presentation of awards for the officers and firemen of the year for their respective agencies.
Deputy Marvin Clay Thompson took home the award for Officer of the Year for the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department, Assistant Chief Chad Cardin for the Ringgold Police Department, and Lt. John McGrath for the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department. On the fire and rescue front, Lt. Chris McCormack was named Fireman of the Year for the Catoosa County Fire Department, while Terry W. Warnix was honored with the same award for the Fort Oglethorpe Fire Department.
“It was a great event,” said Amy Jackson, membership coordinator for the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce. “Congratulations to the police officer and firefighter honorees who were recognized. Each was presented with a plaque from the Chamber and a gift box, which included a $100 gift card from Bojangles of Fort Oglethorpe.” For more photos, see pages A6-7 or visit our website at catoosawalkernews.com
The Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce honored some of Catoosa County’s finest as it presented officer and firefighter of the year awards to public servants of the county, and the cities of Ringgold and Fort Oglethorpe. Pictured from left, Chamber Chairman Lee Tubbs, Ringgold Police Chief Dan Bilbrey, Fort Oglethorpe Police Chief Mike Helton, Fort Oglethorpe Police Lt. John McGrath, Catoosa County Sheriff’s Mjr. Kelly Holcomb, Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk, Catoosa County Deputy Marvin Clay Thompson, Catoosa County Sheriff’s Captain Jeremy Keener, Catoosa County Fire Lt. Chris McCormack, Fort Oglethorpe Terry W. Warnix, Fort Oglethorpe Fire Chief Bruce Ballew, Ringgold Assistant Police Chief Chad Cardin, Catoosa County Fire Chief Randy Camp, and Chamber President Martha Eaker.