Current Lee County Sheriff Harold Breeden handed out what could be the last awards of his term.
Breeden recognized four employees for their hard work. Ed Rouse was awarded Jailer of the Year while Debbie Johnson received Dispatcher of the Year. Captain Miles O'Quinnhas served with Breeden for 17 years and was awarded the Deputy of the Year honor. Finally, Colonel Dwayne Sapp who had been with the Sheriff's office over 17 years was dubbed Employee of the Year. Many of these people will go separate ways once the new administration comes in, but they say their years of public service will not be forgotten.
Sheriff elect Reggie Rachels will take office January 1, 2009.