Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen announced the names of individuals receiving the 2012 Deputy Sheriff, Detention Officer and 911 Telecommunicator of the Year Awards.
Sheriff Allen said that the awards were based on recommendations to him from fellow officers and senior administration staff. “These individuals were recommended by their peers and supervisors,” he said. “We have many that deserve these awards but these three individuals exhibited that little extra that their fellow officers have noticed.”
The criteria for receiving the award was based on the officers’ presence and demeanor with their fellow employees as well as the public; their work ethics and experience; and generally how well they did their job and how they got along with both the public and the other employees.
Receiving the Telecommunicator of the Year Award for 2012 was Holly Mullis. She is the director of the 911 Center, a position she has held for three years. She began as a dispatcher and has worked for the 911 Center for 10 years. “Holly is a great asset to this county,” Sheriff Allen said. “She is dedicated to her job, to her staff and to the people of this county.”
Receiving the Detention Officer of the Year Award for 2012 was Officer Mae Medley. Medley has been employed with the Jail for 13 years and is currently a shift supervisor. Sheriff Allen said that she was a very dedicated employee and a team player. “She is a loyal employee, dedicated to her job and deserving of this recognition.”
Receiving the Deputy Sheriff of the Year Award for 2012 was Detective Captain Timmy Watkins. Captain Watkins has been with the Sheriff’s Office 17 years. He had worked in the jail, then became a patrol deputy, and later moved to detectives and was promoted to captain over the Sheriff’s Detective Bureau. “I am fortunate to have someone of his caliber in this organization,” Sheriff Allen said. “He is well respected by his peers and the public. He has those special ‘people skills’ that make an excellent deputy sheriff and a detective.”
Each officer received an engraved plaque for their recognition.