The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office gathered on December 7th for their annual Christmas dinner. The event served not only as a festive occasion but also as an opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and express gratitude to the remarkable individuals who tirelessly serve the community.
Sheriff Don Reynolds expressed his appreciation for the hard work and commitment demonstrated by the employees of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. “Our annual Christmas dinner is a special time for us to come together, not just as colleagues, but as a close-knit family,” Sheriff Reynolds remarked. “It’s a chance to recognize and honor those who have gone above and beyond in their service to our community.”
The evening was marked by the acknowledgment of outstanding individuals who received recognition for their exceptional contributions.
The award recipients included:
•Deputy of the Year: William Miller
•Administrative Assistant of the Year: Anne Watkins
•Investigator of the Year: Matt Gault
•Outstanding Community Service: Courtney Snow
•Detention Deputy of The Year: Jarrod Woody
•Citizen of the Year: Jim Peterson
These individuals were celebrated for their unwavering commitment, hard work, and significant contributions to the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. Their dedication to the community has not gone unnoticed, and the awards serve as a testament to their exemplary service.
Additionally, Deputy Todd Alexander was recognized for his 23+ years of service as he embarks on a well-deserved retirement. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office expressed their best wishes and thanked Deputy Alexander for his years of service.
The event would not have been possible without the support of local businesses that contributed to and sponsored the celebration. American Legion Post 25 was recognized for their generous donation of $1,000 to the Christmas for Kids program and Jim Peterson was recognized for his leadership as Commander of American Legion Post 25 as he will be stepping down from the role in January.
In extending holiday wishes, Sheriff Don Reynolds conveyed a message of joy and gratitude to the community: “Merry Christmas from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office! May the joy of this season fill your heart with gratitude. As we look forward to a new year, we are committed to continued dedication to service and making a positive impact in the lives of the people we serve.”