Thursday, August 29, 2013

LCSO Recognizes Volunteers

On August 27, 2013, Sheriff McCallum and his staff met to honor members of the Citizens On Patrol (COPS) for the service they provide to the citizens.  Among many other things, these volunteers work traffic details for parades, funerals school zones and sporting events.  The COPS also assist the LCSO Civil Division with various duties at the courthouse. 
The assistance provided by these volunteers allows deputies to concentrate on law enforcement duties.  In the process, the COPS save the Levy County taxpayers thousands of dollars each year. 
The highlight of the ceremony was the recognition of Mrs. Mary Cowart for providing over 10,000 hours of service.  Mrs. Cowart attended the very first LCSO volunteer academy class in the 1990’s.  At that time the program was called “VOICE”.  Sheriff McCallum presented to Mrs. Cowart an engraved clock symbolizing her time and effort given to the citizens.  Sheriff McCallum also presented a blanket to Mrs. Cowart which was embroidered with the LCSO logo. 
Other COPS recognized at the meeting and their respective hours of service were: 

  1. Bob McFadden                                      9,000 hours;
  2. Dan Kelly                                              4,500 hours
  3. Stella Damann                                      3,500 hours;
  4. Donna McFadden                                  3,000 hours;
  5. Lonnie Hayes, Sr.                                  3,000 hours;
  6. Bill and Terry Merkel                              2,000 hours;
  7. Tom Munsell                                         2,000 hours;
  8. Glenn Bowers                                       2,000 hours;
  9. Ron Grant                                             1,500 hours;
  10. Lonnie Hayes, Jr.                                  1,500 hours;
  11. Robert Krumm                                      1,000 hours;
  12. Elihu Ross                                            1,000 hours;
  13. Linda. Hayes                                         1,000 hours;
  14. Dave Lewis                                              500 hours;
  15. Donna Munsell                                         500 hours;
  16. Jonathan Roark                                        500 hours;
  17. Bo Hayes                                                 500 hours


A big LCSO “Thank You” to all our volunteers, and especially Mrs. Mary Cowart!

Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
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