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Signal Mountain Police Chief Presents HCSO Personnel with Commendations


Hamilton County, TN – On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Signal Mountain Police Department Chief Mike Williams presented commendations to thirteen Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel for their efforts to support his agency with a homicide investigation on December 29, 2021.

On December 29, 2021, Signal Mountain Police Department personnel were dispatched to a residence on Scarlet Maple Court for the report of a drug overdose. Upon arrival, officers found a male deceased at the residence. Signal Mountain Police personnel then requested assistance from the HCSO to process and investigate the scene.

“On behalf of the Signal Mountain Police Department I would like to offer our appreciation to the deputies and detectives who assisted us with the homicide investigation that occurred in our community on December 29th. HCSO personnel responded immediately upon our request and many of you in this room stayed with us for several hours helping Detective Randy Poland process the crime scene,” stated Signal Mountain Police Chief Mike Williams. “We work with the Sheriff's Office on a daily basis and this collaborative effort is a prime example of the great working relationship our two departments share,” he further noted.

The HCSO personnel recognized by Chief Williams for their service and efforts are as follows:

- Lieutenant Hank Ritter

- Lieutenant Chris Harvey

- Sergeant Rodger Brown

- Detective Mark Stockman

- Detective Jason Maucere

- Detective Alex Spletzer

- Detective Jason Mitchell

- Detective Greg Brown

- Detective Shane Rominger

- Deputy Josh Cook

- Deputy Julian Chambers

- Deputy Ashley Buckner

- Deputy Ben Haynes

“I am very proud of the excellent working relationship our deputies share with the Signal Mountain Police Department and all of our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners. Sheriff Hammond and I appreciate Chief Williams taking the time to recognize our people and the valuable contributions they made to this investigation. Mutually beneficial relationships like we share with the Signal Mountain Police Department allow us to work cohesively as a team across jurisdictional boundaries to ensure we are able to support the needs of the citizens we are sworn to serve and protect,” stated HCSO Chief Deputy Austin Garrett.

Please offer your appreciation and congratulations to these personnel for their support and service to the Signal Mountain Police Department.

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