HCSO 2023 Annual Report

Sheriff Scandrett, joined by Clayton County Sheriff Levon Allen and Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts , took the opportunity to recognize and honor other law enforcement personnel for their outstanding service and valor. Among the distinguished awardees were: Henry County Detention Officer Martha Burnett , honored with the Outstanding Service Award for making the crucial call that alerted officers to the location where the wanted person was last seen. Clayton County Police Officers Michael Rupert and Walter Pounds were recognized for their v alor and unwavering service. Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Albert Davis was honored for his valor and unwavering service, and he was presented with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office Life Saving Medal for his courageous act of carrying Corporal Daniel Podsiadly to safety after he was shot by the assailant.

“In times of need, it's not only our duty but our honor to take care of our own.” - Sheriff Reginald B. Scandrett

The tournament also served as a platform to acknowledge and express gratitude to several sponsors whose unwavering support and commitment have been instrumental in aiding law enforcement officers and their families. Christian’s Touch, Gold Shield, and Team Blue Line were recognized as non-profit organizations dedicated to offering comprehensive support to first responders. These organizations embody the spirit of unity and solidarity that defines our law enforcement community. In the words of Sheriff Scandrett, "In times of need, it's not only our duty but our honor to take care of our own. We stand steadfast, ensuring our officers know we not only have their back, but their spine. Let us never forget those who've given their all to safeguard our communities."


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