Grantville honors ‘Officer of the Year’

by Clay Neely

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Grantville Chief of Police Doug Jordan, left, presents the Officer of the Year award to William Faulkner.

Monday evening’s Grantville City Council meeting began with Police Chief Doug Jordan presenting Officer William Faulkner with the Officer of the Year award.

“We’re fortunate we have officers that we can do this with,” said Jordan. “This officer has done extremely well. His ethics are high. He comes to work on time, does what is asked of him and has proven to be mature above his years.”

The city council also unanimously agreed to allow Grantville’s police officers to make short trips outside of the city limits to get food if necessary.

“Our officers work up to 12-hour shifts here in Grantville. As there is only one restaurant in town and since there’s no place to eat after hours, our officers should be able to go to the next exit to get a bite,” said Mayor Jim Sells. “They are currently required to stay in town, but I feel we can allow them to go get hot food briefly. Our police chief can make sure this privilege is not mismanaged.”

“I don’t see a problem with this,” said Councilman Johnny Cooks. “My only concern is to insure that this privilege is managed properly and the safety of our town is the number one issue. I would hope that they could supply themselves. We already have fuel and time issues, so I’d like to make sure we manage this correctly.”



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