Henry County Police Department hosts awards ceremony

Special to the Times

The Henry County Police Department celebrated their officers at their annual Christmas Celebration and Departmental Awards Ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Heritage Park in McDonough. This year, the Henry County Code Enforcement joined in the celebration after recently being restructured and assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division.

Sheriff Keith McBrayer and Deputy Chief Mark Amerman started the event by welcoming several local officials and thanking the employees for the amazing job each has done throughout the year. County Manager Cheri Hobson-Matthews and Deputy County Manager Brad Johnson were also in attendance.

Henry County Police Department Major Chuck Simmons (left) presents the Officer of the Year Award to Officer Yusuf Saadiq. Special photo

The following Henry County Police Department employees were recognized with awards during the celebration:

Unit of the Year:
Crime Scene Unit CST. Michelle Johnson, CST. Lori Johnson, CST. Jennifer Green, CST. Lavetta Oliver, CST. Teresa Nelson, CST. Kathryn Brown and Unit Supervisor, Sergeant Robert Godsey

Officer of the Year:
Officer Yusuf Saadiq

Supervisor of the Year:
Sergeant Broc Johnson

Rookie of the Year:
Officer Stephen Smith

Chaplain of the Year:
Pastor Ralph Easterwood

Reserve Officer of the Year:
Officer Al Harmon

Code Enforcement Officer of the Year:
Coleen McBrayer

Leadership Award:
Lieutenant Randy Lee

Top Gun:
Officer Kyle Ramsey

Civilian Employee of the Year:
Kristy Nix

Detective of the Year:
Detective David LeCroy

Support Employee of the Year:
Jennifer Green

SWAT Operator of the Year:
Sergeant Erin Combs

SOD Officer of the Year:
Officer Kenneth Palmer

Chief’s Choice Awards:
Barbara Dribnak, Detective, Joseph Maher, Elizabeth Cole, Officer Justin Northcutt