Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith and his staff want to say a big thank you to our community partners for the outpouring of support that we have received.

“My staff and I want to thank our citizens and community partners in their outpouring of support that we have received recently in light of the difficulties nationwide. As law enforcement professionals we knew what we signed up for when we took on the challenge of service to others. That is what a true law enforcement officer under takes when he or she enters this career path. The motto of to “Protect and Serve” has been a symbol of the profession as long as I can remember. Each of us when we put on the badge and take the oath should always do our very best to conduct ourselves in a manner that is worthy of the public’s trust. We are not the only profession that takes on the career of a servant. Our firemen, EMT’s, nurses, educators, and various support staff also do great service to our community and we give our thanks to them as well. Without trying to politicize this in any way my staff and I want to say thanks to our citizens for their outpouring of support. Whether it be a kind word, a hug or as some have done sent us care packages we greatly appreciate you. One of my deputies told me just today that a lady that he had never met before came up and gave him a hug and said thank you for what you do. Many of our personnel have received text messages from people that have said many kind words of encouragement. Employees of Manchester Farm and Garden brought our staff some care packages today along with Antioch Baptist Church. I know that several of our area municipal and state agencies received some of the same. We want you to know that we appreciate each of you and it takes all of us to “Build a Stronger and Safer Community”.

Thanks again to all, Chuck.

photo of personnel receiving care packages manchester farm and garden, july 11, 2016