CCSO, LPD officers earn THSO awards

Earlier this week, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office announced the winners of several awards given to area law enforcement officers.

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins announced that one of his deputies, Dakota Williams, was recognized as the 2019 East Tennessee Deputy of the Year, and that another, John Miinor, was also named the 2019 East Tennessee DUI Deputy of the Year. In his announcement, Sheriff Goins congratulated both for “their hard work and dedication.”

LaFollette Police Officer Matthew Sandefur received the THSO’s “Beyond the Traffic Stop” award for “going above and beyond on a recent traffic stop that lead to the apprehension of a wanted career felon and multiple additional charges,” according an LPD Facebook post. In addition, Officer Daryl Chapman received the Speed Enforcement Award, and Sergeant Noah Riggs was recognized with a letter of appreciation from the THSO for his hard work and dedication.

As more area departments announce their award winners, we will pass them along to you here on WYSH.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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