Cham­ber hon­ors po­lice of­fi­cers, fire­men of the year

The Catoosa County News - - FRONT PAGE - By Adam Cook

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 catoo­sawalk­

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.

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