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HCSO SRO Honored By Hixson High School as the 2017 Spirit of 9-11 Award


Hamilton County, TN – Earlier this morning, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO), Jimmy Bowers, was honored by the students and faculty of Hixson High School as this year’s Spirit of 9-11 Award recipient. SRO Bowers, who currently serves as the SRO for Hixson High School, is a fifteen year veteran of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

On hand for the celebration were numerous local political representatives including Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Martin, County Mayor’s Office Representative, Mike Dunne, personnel from the Hamilton County Department of Education, and the students and Faculty of Hixson High School. Also in attendance were several Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office personnel including SRO Bowers’ fiancé, Crystal Crawley.

The Spirit of 9-11 Award was created sixteen years ago by students and faculty of Hixson High School to honor the legacy and service of those who were affected by September 11, 2001. It specifically recognizes the spirit of servitude that was shown by those who were killed or injured while trying to save others during this horrible national tragedy.

Each year’s honoree is chosen because of their spirit and service to others. Those who are chosen embody the spirit of service and selflessness shown by those who responded to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

“Officer Bowers takes an active role here at Hixson High School,” stated Principal, Lee Sims. “Jimmy is known to be firm, fair, and caring. He builds strong relationships and is a man of his word,” Principal Sims further noted.

“Deputy Bowers exemplifies the role of a dedicated public servant and I am proud of his commitment to the students and community he serves,” stated Sheriff Jim Hammond. “The HCSO is honored to know that the students and faculty of Hixson High School have chosen to honor one of our dedicated personnel for this prestigious award.”

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Principal Sims noted that “Today, we recognize Deputy Bowers’ commitment to making the world a better place.”

Please offer SRO Jimmy Bowers your congratulations on being this year’s recipient of the 2017 Spirit of 9-11 Award.

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