Recent News, Events & Releases2013 JOE ADAMS, COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, DEPUTY MIKE WILLIAMS
2013 JOE ADAMS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
(Employee (s)) who exemplify positive efforts through volunteerism and humanitarianism).
This award is presented in memory of Sheriff Joe Adams (1953-1973) for contributions to our community as a whole.
DEPUTY MIKE WILLIAMS
Deputy Mike Williams is employed as a Deputy with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and is the handler for the posse K-9 Officer, Snickers. Deputy Williams is very active in our community and with the Sheriff’s Community Posse and Youth Initiatives. During the 2013 year, Dep. Williams worked closely with Child/ID Fingerprinting, Coosa Valley Fair, Cops for Kids, TEEN MAZE, Sheriff Santa, and other safety awareness events. Deputy Williams has been instrumental in the role he plays in the Floyd County Sheriff’s Posse. A new vehicle that will be used for posse led searches and related activities, was introduced by Sheriff Burkhalter. This vehicle was obtained through various sponsors and donations from the Rome Floyd county community. This badly needed vehicle will greatly enhance the effectiveness of future searches conducted by the Posse. Dep. Williams’ partner, Posse K-9 Snickers, has also become a crucial part of the Sheriff’s Office mission to serve the community. During the 2013 year, Snickers located a missing elderly female who was lost in the woods. For his actions, Deputy Williams was awarded a “Life Saver” award. Deputy Mike’s undying devotion compels him to work countless hours with diligent effort. Deputy Williams volunteers his personal time, travelling to various cities, states and locations. Deputy Williams never complains about extended hours or numerous call outs; he graciously and eagerly rise to each incidence, wholeheartedly and gives it his all! Deputy Williams believes that this service offers a since of hope and a visible fellowship. Deputy Williams is emergency rescue certified and has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since December 1, 2010.
2013 FIELD OPERATIONS, EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR, DEPUTY BRANDY BURT
2013 FIELD OPERATIONS
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
DEPUTY BRANDY BURT
DEPUTY BRANDY BURT was honored by the Employee Recognition Committee as being a devoted employee who displays a positive attitude that goes beyond the normal limits of her daily duties to assist others. Dep. Burt is one who represents the sheriff’s office well! Recently, Dep. Burt responded to a member of the general public, not knowing that she was the mother of one of our employees. During this action, Deputy Burt went above and beyond what is required of her post, but is one such example of her responsiveness towards the public and true willingness to help others. While performing her daily duties, Deputy Burt demonstrates an optimal attitude, displaying the enjoyment she has in her work. She is very active in various community service events of the Sheriff’s Office and volunteers her time with various youth initiative incentives and events such as the Sheriff Santa, Child ID/Fingerprinting, and Cops for Kids. Deputy Burt has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since December 10, 2007.
2013 JAIL OPERATIONS, EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR, CORPORAL NICK YARBROUGH
2013 JAIL OPERATIONS
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR
CORPORAL NICK YARBROUGH
CPL. NICK YARBROUGH was honored by the Employee Recognition Committee as being an employee who exceeds what is expected or required to perform his job. Cpl. Nick Yarbrough is known as “one who leads by example and never backs down from any task.” Cpl. Yarbrough has worked in all divisions; his knowledge has helped numerous officers and deputies as well as other employees that he comes in contact with. It is said of Cpl. Yarbrough that, “very rarely do you see supervisors taking on roles that deputies and jail officers do.” This in itself is a testament to Cpl. Yarbrough’s dedication and respect he has for his fellow employees and the job that he does. Cpl. Yarbrough is an employee who takes pride in his work and has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since June 5, 2005.
2013 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
TOP GUN AWARD
Corporal William “Ghee” Wilson
CPL. WILLIAM WILSON was awarded, “Top Gun” honors for the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office for achieving an exceptional score during firearms qualifications FY 2013.
RESERVE DEPUTY OF THE YEAR
Reserve Deputy Mike Lacey
Resv. Dep. Mike Lacey was honored by the Employee Recognition Committee for his commitment as a Reserve Deputy of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to assist the shifts or help with various community projects. We are honored to have Dep. Lacey and commend him for a job well done!
(Pride, Integrity, Guts)
Corporal Jessie Stiles
Cpl. Jessie Stiles exhibited humility, integrity, and an unwavering spirit throughout the 2013 year while performing the duties of his position in the Warrant Division. In spite of an illness, Cpl. Stiles returned with a positive approach, ready for the job at hand. We commend Cpl. Stiles for a job well done with pride, integrity and guts.
Governor’s Office for Children and Families
Sheriff Tim Burkhalter was named to Governor’s Office for Children and Families Board, Friday, June 21, 2013, by Governor Nathan Deal.
2013 EMPLOYEE OF THE 4th QUARTER, INTELLIGENCE OFFICER MONIKA COMBS
Intelligence Officer Monika Combs
Intelligence Officer MONIKA COMBS was named Employee of the Quarter ending December 31, 2013. Monika is recognized by co-workers as being an “exceptional employee who goes beyond her duties each day.” Combs was recently promoted into the position of Intelligence Officer and is doing exceptionally well; she is a great addition to the warrant division. Intell. Ofc. Combs supervisors sees her as always striving to learn and very conscientious about her work. Monika’s dependability and willingness to assist the general public, deputies, jail staff and supervisors is outstanding. Ofc. Combs’ is noted as one who takes initiative and has a great attitude. Monika has prior law enforcement experience as a Correctional Officer (Texas) and as a support staff employee at Hays State Prison. Monika volunteers her time, working in various community service events to assist in the goals and objectives of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. Intelligence Officer Combs has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since October 10, 2011.
Please congratulate Intelligence Officer Combs on a job well done.