It has been another successful year at the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, and recently Sheriff Scott Cass awarded inter-office awards to three stand out employees for 2019 and recognized two of his staff with retirement awards. Their peers nominated the employees of the year for Deputy, Telecommunicator/Civilian, and Detention Officer of the year for 2019.
Awarded as Deputy of the Year was Roper Hill, who said, “This is a great honor to get. Each shift, I am blessed to get to work with the best of the best. From dispatch to the jail to my fellow deputies on duty, we all put in so much, and it’s always a team effort.”
Telecommunications Officer / Civilian Employee of the Year was Brandon Maroney for his work dispatching and relaying important information to deputies and other first responders in a timely and efficient manner.
“I want to thank everyone that voted for me,” said Maroney. “I appreciate all those in my department that have taken the time to train me to be the best version of myself while serving the community.”
Detention Officer of the year was given to Cindy Brown. Brown has been with the department for nine years and said it was a surprise to have been honored with the award.
“Every day is a proud day to be at work. We not only help each other in our respective departments but in all departments,” Brown said. “We are one big family, and as a family, we encourage each other to be our best and do our best. I hope to be here until I retire, there isn’t a better place to work, in my opinion.”
“All of my staff work extremely hard, and it was an honor to recognize these employees and retirees for their hard work, dedication, and service not only to the Sheriff’s Office but to the citizens in which we serve,” said Cass.
Also celebrated was the retirement of Deputy and Jail Captain George Mike Hines and Reserve Deputy Willis Jaye McGuire.
“It was a bittersweet day when I retired,” said Hines. “It’s been the greatest honor to have worked with such a great agency and to have been able to serve the community in that manner.”
“I will certainly miss those who have retired, and I appreciate their dedication, friendship, and service through the many years. Our entire office wishes them the very best in all they go forward to do. May God bless my entire staff and their families as we enter into a new year!” Cass added.