The gymnasium of Navasota First Baptist Church’s Family Life Center was packed-out as scores scarfed down Ya-Ya’s delicious chicken spaghetti and this year’s top cops were honored by Grimes County CrimeStoppers for their heroic and sacrificial service.
Though only a part-time staff member, Grimes County Sheriff’s Lifestock Officer Randy Cleere was honored as this year’s Support Person of the Year for putting in far more hours than most realize, taking calls well off the normal clock getting loose livestock back to their owners.
Grimes County Reserve Deputy Leon Scardino received this year’s Reserve Deputy of the Year Award for being willing to drop whatever he’s doing, whenever he’s called. As his nominator put it, “You’d think he was getting paid.”
Dispatcher of the Year honors went to Marselana Barrientos, who, despite having only been with the Grimes County Sheriff’s for a short time, excelled in every aspect of her job last year.
Sargent Jim Adkins was singled out as this year’s Jailer of the Year for doing the work of three people daily while producing some of the best staff ever at the Grimes County Sheriff’s Department.
This year’s Constable of the Year honors were bestowed on Grimes County Sheriff’s Blake Jarvis, nominated by multiple sources, who did not remove his uniform shirt, so we’ll never know if Superman tights were underneath.
And finally, Grimes County Sheriff’s Deputy Annie Chumley was named this year’s CrimeStoppers Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for best emulating the goals and mission statement of every law enforcement agency in the County of Grimes.