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Two HCSO Deputies Honored


On April 17, 2008 the Brainerd Optimist Club honored two Hamilton County Sheriff Deputies for a job well done. The event was held at the Brainerd Optimist Club located at 745 Scruggs Road and the program started at 7:30 p.m.

Sheriff Alan Branum was asked by Optimist Club member Ken Davis to submit the names of two Deputies to be recognized for their service to law enforcement. Detective Gil Jemison and Deputy Mickey Rountree were picked by the Sheriff to receive this honor.

Detective Jemison, who is assigned to the Fugitive Division, is responsible for arresting subjects on warrants generated from our court system. The charges could be a misdemeanor such as Shoplifting all the way to someone charged with Murder. Detective Jemison has a strong drive to catch the bad guys and is an asset to this Division and to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Rountree is assigned to the Patrol Division and patrols the West side of Hamilton County. Although he is a young officer his interest in law enforcement started for him when he joined the Explorer program with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as a teenager. He moved on to work as a Dispatcher for the Sheriff’s Office then was accepted to the law enforcement academy in Nashville, Tennessee. While performing his patrol duties he has shown a strong interest in traffic offenses which includes Alcohol related violations. He works hard to prevent traffic related injuries and death and to protect the citizens of Hamilton County.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is proud of both Officers for receiving this honor from the Optimist Club.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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